Local bookclub raise £4,000 for MND charity


                 “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.

             We at stalbanslife congratulate this local bookclub for their achievments and invite all who wish to support the MND to click on; www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Barbour0   or www.mndassociation.org

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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on maria.larmer@ntlworld.com