MND cock­tail event

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

A SU­BI­ACO fundrais­ing event will be held at Purl Bar next month to raise money for mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease re­search.

The MacNish fam­ily have raised more than $20,000 for the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion of Western Aus­tralia (MNDAWA) and plan to climb Mt Kil­i­man­jaro in Oc­to­ber to raise aware­ness and ad­di­tional funds.

The team of nine are no strangers to ad­ven­ture, but saw the climb as a great chal­lenge for a great cause.

Ja­son MacNish first got in­volved with fundrais­ing 10 years ago af­ter his mother was di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease.

He said the moun­tain would be a chal­lenge, but it was noth­ing com­pared to what his mother went through ev­ery day.

“We are con­stantly look­ing for ways to show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion to MNDAWA for their un­wa­ver­ing sup­port and as­sis­tance they have pro­vided to mum and our fam­ily,” he said.

“This event will be a great fun way to fundraise and we urge peo­ple to sup­port us, through com­ing to the event, do­nat­ing auc­tion items, do­nate to our climbers or even join us on the climb.”

The team of climbers are self-fund­ing their trip, with all do­na­tions di­rectly to the MNDAWA.

In a fi­nal fundrais­ing push, the climbers are hold­ing a cock­tail event called the Glammed up Pig and Pizza night at Purl Bar, with food, drink and en­ter­tain­ment.

The Glammed Up Pig and Pizza night will be held on Au­gust 5. Tick­ets are $150.

To do­nate or to pur­chase tick­ets, visit www.climb4mnd.org.au

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