Com­mu­nity ral­lies for MND sup­port

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

A group of 50 mem­bers from the wider Nar­ro­gin com­mu­nity came to­gether to raise $2600 in ef­fort to sup­port those af­fected by mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

A morn­ing tea was held at the Dryan­dra Coun­try Vis­i­tor Cen­tre last Thurs­day, while a quilt made by Helen McMul­lan was auc­tioned off via a raf­fle.

Raf­fle tick­ets and do­na­tions were sold and raised to reach the im­pres­sive sum that will be do­nated to the MND As­so­ci­a­tion of WA.

Event or­gan­iser Co­ral Ma­hony, said the dis­ease doesn’t dis­crim­i­nate be­tween young and old or men and women.

“This de­lib­er­at­ing dis­ease cur­rently has no known cause, treat­ment or cure,” she said.

“The ter­mi­nal pro­gres­sive dis­ease robs a per­son of their abil­ity to move, eat, speak and even­tu­ally breathe.

“Each day two Aus­tralians are di­ag­nosed with mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease and two more peo­ple pass away from the dis­ease.”

MND As­so­ci­a­tion of WA’s events man­ager Sarah Wi­ley was also in at­ten­dance.

Picture: Deb­o­rah Hughes-Owen

Lyn Chad­wick, Sarah Wi­ley and Helen McMul­lan.

Picture: Carol Ma­hony

Fifty peo­ple at­tended the morn­ing tea last Thurs­day.

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