“We are committed to fighting MND and so we really value the passion and commitment of our supporters because every penny raised helps to make a real differance to the individuals and families affected by MND.” Louise Coxon, Motor Neurone Disease Association.
“MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurons. Degeneration of the motor neurons leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility to the limbs and difficulty with speech, swallowing and breathing. This is often a terminal disease affecting 2 people in 100,000.” (Stephen Barbour)
Stephen’s friend Howard suffers from the disease. Last September, Stephen and his bookclub friends headed to the Yorkshire to undertake the Three Peaks Challenge. So far they have successfully raised just under £4,000 for the MND Association.