Ea­gles field staff for MND drive

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

THEY aren’t the West Coast Ea­gles usu­ally mak­ing head­lines but four rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the foot­ball club are pre­par­ing to em­bark on the drive of a life­time to sup­port West Aus­tralians liv­ing with mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

Ea­gles chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Amanda Cox, hu­man re­sources man­ager Melissa Bur­rows, fi­nance man­ager Melissa Don­aghey and ac­counts of­fi­cer Katie Win­sor will par­tic­i­pate in the 2016 MND Drive South West Ad­ven­ture, an an­nual fundrais­ing and aware­ness event for the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion of WA.

Up to 30 ve­hi­cles are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the three-day driv­ing ad­ven­ture, which has raised more than $500,000 for MNDAWA in the past three years.

Ms Cox said be­ing in­volved last year with oth­ers pas­sion­ate about find­ing a cure was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We ex­plored beau­ti­ful parts of WA which were off the beaten track and shared the unique ex­pe­ri­ence with so many amaz­ing peo­ple,” she said.

“There were peo­ple who were per­son­ally bat­tling the dis­ease, fam­ily and friends sup­port­ing them and those hon­our­ing the mem­ory of some­one who lost their fight with MND.”

Reg­is­tra­tions for this year’s event, in Oc­to­ber, are open at www.mnd­drive.com.au.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is an af­fil­i­ated part­ner of the West Coast Ea­gles.

Three of last year’s MND drive team – which con­sisted of Katie Win­sor, Amanda Cox and Melissa Bur­rows and Fiona Cooper – are pre­par­ing to again take part in the fundrais­ing drive.

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