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Fundraising for The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation
£4,490
raised of £1,000 target
by 107 supporters
Event: The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation 100K in May, on 6 May 2020

Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit our 100K in May JustGiving page. We are aiming to raise at least £50,000 for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation by running and walking 100k in the month of May. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a neurological condition which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. MND affects a person's arms and legs resulting in the inability to do basic things like wash, feed and dress yourself. It affects your ability to swallow which leads to the need of a feeding tube. It compromises your voice which means communicating is difficult. Breathing muscles are also affected, which leaves you relying on a ventilator to breathe. All these symptoms occur whilst your mind is unaffected. The average life expectancy is just 2-5 years from the onset of symptoms with 1/3 of people diagnosed dying within 1.5 - 2 years. There is no known cause of MND and there is no cure or effective treatment, it's always fatal. There is a serious lack of awareness and more importantly funding. The Darby Rimmer Foundation aims to raise awareness of the disease whilst fundraising to support those effected and fund much needed research. There is a lot of research going on and the signs are promising for treatments in the future. Anything that you can donate to help us achieve our fundraising target would be AMAZING and GREATLY appreciated! Follow our progress on social media, look for the #'s - #100kinMay and #AttackMND. Thank You Team 100K in May x Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

About the charity

Former Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby and close friend and British Forces Veteran Chris Rimmer have partnered together to launch the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. Stephen and Chris both have Motor Neurone Disease and have created a Foundation to create awareness of MND, to fund and assist research into the illness with the quest of finding a cure for the illness, to raise funds and offer grants to those with MND, as well as creating a network to help provide information and emotional support network for those diagnosed with the disease.

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,490.00
Online donations
£4,490.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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