Deputy mayor joins in Muscular Freedom event
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.