The Barton's

Join the Barty Party - Find a cure for MND

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND


Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a life-shortening, rapidly progressing disease which affects the motor neurones (nerves) that allow your brain and spinal cord to communicate. MND is a vicious illness that can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink, breath, think and behave. Currently in the UK, 5000 people are affected by this cruel disease and there is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It results in a third of those with the disease losing their life within one year, and more than half within two years of diagnosis.


In June 2021, John was devastatingly diagnosed with MND. John has always been involved and well known in the local farming community and the amount of support and kind wishes shared with both John and his family have been totally overwhelming. The last 12 months have been incredibly tough and challenging, but the care and support those closest to John have received has helped enormously.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) have been phenomenal in supporting John and the family through this difficult time. The MNDA are a non-profit organisation who focus on improving access to care and campaigning to support people living with MND as well as conducting vital
research to look to find a cure to fulfil their vision of seeing a world free from MND.

John’s family, along with a group of close friends are hosting a charity fundraising event to raise money where all the proceeds will go towards finding a cure for MND.

Come and join The Barty Party on the 17th September at Pilling Village Hall, lets work together to make this vision a reality.

Donate to this incredible cause here, any donation no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated.

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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