Deputy mayor joins in Mus­cu­lar Free­dom event

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

The Mus­cu­lar Free­dom cam­paign was in Palmer­ston North col­lect­ing for the cen­tral branch last week.

The city’s deputy mayor, Tangi Utikere, and three in­ter­na­tional stu­dents sup­ported the MDA cen­tral branch chair­man Dr Tris­tram Ing­ham with his col­lec­tion.

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s cen­tral branch pro­vides ser­vices and sup­port for a large area in the lower North Is­land which en­com­passes Palmer­ston North, up to Tu­rangi, Napier and Gis­borne, across to New Ply­mouth and down to Welling­ton.

One of the aims of the free­dom cam­paign is to raise aware­ness of the MDA that as­sists peo­ple with more than 60 dif­fer­ent neu­ro­mus­cu­lar con­di­tions which can be hered­i­tary and af­fect peo­ple at any time in their life.

Along with deputy mayor Utikere, in­ter­na­tional stu­dents Glo­ria from China, Cindy from Viet­nam and Shashank from In­dia vol­un­teered to as­sist with the col­lec­tion. It was the first time the three Massey Univer­sity stu­dents had ever stood on a foot­path to col­lect money, but they were keen to par­tic­i­pate and give back to the com­mu­nity where they live and study.

The MDA thanks the peo­ple of Palmer­ston North for their gen­eros­ity.

Palmer­ston North deputy mayor Tangi Utikere, Dr Tris­tram Ing­ham and stu­dent Glo­ria Gao.

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