Laura Rollason

Climbing Snowdon in memory of my Dad

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
raised of £1,500 target
In memory of John Rollason
We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND


On October 8th, a team of us will be climbing Snowdon in memory of my Dad, John Rollason.

Dad climbed Snowdon in April 2017. It was the last sporty challenge he took on before he was diagnosed with MND in 2018. Just 4 years later he died in May 2021 - this shows just how quick and cruel MND is.

Dad was so proud of climbing Snowdon and had happy memories. I hope he would be proud that we're climbing it, on the weekend of what would have been his 62nd birthday. 

We want to raise money to help support other families with MND, and hopefully search for a cure to save other people suffering in the same way Dad did. Taking part are:

- me (Laura) and my sister Ann-Marie

- Ann-Marie's husband Dan

- our cousin Claire (Dad's niece)

- Uncle Joe (Dad's brother-in-law)

- Dad's colleague and friend Dave Taylor

- serving Police Officers Libby Hewitt, Gemma Wilkinson, James Hurdidge and Harvey Woodford.

How your money could help

MND affects up to 5,000 people in the UK at any one time - the risk of developing it is 1 in 300 (around one person in an average cinema screen). Each day, 6 people are diagnosed with MND and 6 people die of MND. 

£150 could fund a day's research by an MND expert

£1,000 would pay for  detailed DNA analysis of someone with MND to support research

£2,250 can fund a text to speech device, which helps a person with MND communicate once their vocal muscles have stopped working. This was a lifeline for Dad, and can make an enormous difference to quality of life.

About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 9am and 4pm.

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