Mo­tor neu­rone group ap­peals for vol­un­teers

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE Cheshire branch of the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion is on the hunt for new mem­bers to help its valu­able work.

The vol­un­tary group, which raises funds and aware­ness of mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease while sup­port­ing lo­cal peo­ple af­fected by the con­di­tion, has va­can­cies to make a dif­fer­ence to the lives of those af­fected by the in­cur­able dis­ease.

Mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease is a fa­tal, rapidly pro­gres­sive dis­ease that af­fects the brain and spinal cord and at­tacks the nerves that con­trol move­ment.

Chair­man of the Cheshire branch, Joel Mil­lett, is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to con­sider vol­un­teer­ing in 2016.

He said: “If you have al­ways said to your­self that you’d like to give vol­un­teer­ing a try and help make a dif­fer­ence to your lo­cal com­mu­nity, then why not make 2016 the year you do some­thing about it?

“At the MND As­so­ci­a­tion Cheshire branch we prom­ise a re­ward­ing role which can ben­e­fit not only those we seek to sup­port, but also pro­vides enor­mous per­sonal sat­is­fac­tion and could even help you with your ca­reer aims and as­pi­ra­tions.”

Po­si­tions in­clude fundraiser, news­let­ter ed­i­tor and as­so­ci­a­tion visi­tors, who of­fer free and confidential emo­tional sup­port to peo­ple liv­ing with MND and their fam­i­lies.

Time com­mit­ments vary ac­cord­ing to the po­si­tion and the branch is happy to meet with peo­ple to dis­cuss in more de­tail.

The va­can­cies have arisen for var­i­ous rea­sons, as some branch mem­bers step down af­ter many years of ser­vice while other ar­eas need ex­tra as­sis­tance as de­mand has grown.

For in­for­ma­tion visit mnd­cheshire.org. Con­tact Joel Mil­lett by email joel@ mnd­cheshire.org or vice chair­man Mar­garet Bai­ley on mar­garet@ mnd­cheshire.org or phone 01565 634831.

●● MND Cheshire branch sec­re­tary Clare Ward and public­ity of­fi­cer Sarah Walker ap­peal for new vol­un­teers to take on a va­ri­ety of roles

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