Are you one of the 46.000 Canberran’s who provides assistance to people living with disability, chronic health problems, mental health issues, are frail aged or are in foster or kinship care? If so then Carers ACT really want to hear from you about what would make Canberra a more carer friendly place that supports you and helps you to reach your goals.
People’s life experiences can tell a powerful story. This story can teach others about the meaning of these experiences, and how they affect a person’s life. Researcher Sarah Remm from the University of Wollongong is currently looking for people diagnosed with MND to share their story about their diagnosis experience. Your story will contribute to a study exploring diagnosis experiences of MND. Click here for more info.
Thank you to the students and teachers at James Sheahan Catholic High School, Orange. Our local ambassador Nicole attended a school assembly for the recent cheque presentation. The student representative coordinator Winston West told us "At the beginning of each year, the SRC decides on a local, national and international charity to raise money for during the year. The national charity that they decided upon was MND NSW. As a group, we decided to hold a 'mufty' day where students wore blue to support MND and brought in a donation to go towards research. As a school community, we have many families who are coping with MND and so we thought it was a very relevant and important cause to raise the money for. As a school we raised $1430 which has now been donated to MND NSW."
Gold Creek School in Canberra, an International Baccalaureate school, hosted their first student organised ice bucket challenge. As part of her Personal Project, Year 10 student Lydia Elliott organised the challenge to fundraise for MND. On a cold winters day 12 brave teachers volunteered to have a bucket of ice cold water poured over their heads. Students donated $428 for the pleasure of seeing their teachers suffer. On the day 12 students, who had donated, had their names drawn from a list for the honour of pouring the water while the whole school watched on. Thank you to the teachers and students of Gold Creek School!