Mother and son team raise more than $500 to support the MDA
I would like to sincerely thank all the retailers and cafes in Matamata who kindly let me place collection boxes of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of New Zealand’s annual appeal, or allowed me to make an appeal at their premises during Bow Tie Week.
I must also thank Matamata Intermediate School and Hinuera Playcentre for taking collection boxes. Most of all, I must thank the people of Matamata, who gave the donations.
Together with my son Nicolas Concha, a year 8 student at Matamata Intermediate, we collected a total of $523.60.
I was told by Northern Branch Office manager Denise Ganley that it is the most raised by anyone this Bow Tie Week!
A great result for a small town. We couldn’t have done this without your support. All funds raised will be used by our Northern branch.
The MDA provides a variety of services to help support its members, who have neuromuscular conditions.
Among these services is the provision of specialised information regarding neuromuscular conditions and fieldworker visits.
Neuromuscular condition is a broad umbrella term that describes a variety of muscle diseases.
These conditions primarily result in progressive muscle wastage and can be devastating for those diagnosed and their families.
Symptoms can appear just after birth or for others not until much later in life, they are unpredictable and there is no cure.
The MDA currently supports approximately 60 different neuromuscular conditions including muscular dystrophy.
For more information please visit Mda.org.nz/.