We’ve proudly partnered with the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) to raise awareness, funds, and hope in the battle against this debilitating condition since 2014. Our journey with MNDA started from a place of personal connection, and it has evolved into a passionate drive to make a positive impact.
The heart of our commitment to MNDA traces back when one of our founders, Glenis Sparrow, received a life-changing diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease. This poignant moment fueled our dedication to the cause, and we stood by Glenis until she peacefully passed away in September 2016. Since then, MNDA has become more than just a charity partner – It’s a part of our family, a driving force that pushes us to do more and be better.
But what exactly is Motor Neurone Disease, or MND as it’s commonly referred to? Simply put, MND is a complex and cruel condition that affects the motor neurons – The nerves that control muscle movement. These tiny powerhouses are located in the brain and spinal cord, sending signals to muscles, dictating everything from blinking to walking. When MND strikes, these crucial connections break down, leading to progressive loss of muscle control and function.
MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time. There is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.
Our commitment to MNDA is an embodiment of our unwavering belief in the power of unity, compassion, and collective action. Through various initiatives, events, and campaigns, we’ve been able to channel our grief into action, raising funds that go towards vital research, support, and care for those affected by MND. From charity runs and fundraising drives to awareness campaigns that shine a light on MND’s impact, we’re in this fight for the long haul.
We firmly believe that our duty goes beyond brick and mortar – it extends to the communities we serve and the lives we touch. Every pound raised, every conversation sparked, and every small act of kindness we contribute brings us one step closer to a world without the burden of MND. Our mission is driven by hope – hope for breakthroughs in treatment, for improved quality of life, and ultimately, for a cure.
For more information please visit www.mndassociation.org.