Northumberland branch of Motor Neurone Disease Association appeals for financial support

A Northumberland charity has launched an emergency appeal for donations so it can continue to support terminally ill people.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 1:49 pm

The Northumberland group of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association needs financial support so it can continue its work.

Local people with MND turn to the group for advice, face-to-face meetings and importantly can apply for financial grants to help improve their quality of life.

But with the coronavirus pandemic cancelling or postponing fundraising events, the charity needs to find other ways to raise money.

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Colin Hardy representing MND in Berwick.

Its Just Giving appeal has a £1,000 target.

Colin Hardy, who joined the Northumberland group after losing his sister Pauline to MND, said: “People with MND are extremely vulnerable and are relying on our help and support now more than ever.”

Around 70 people are living with MND in Northumberland.

MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure.

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