MND NSW provides information, support and education for people living with motor neurone disease, their families, friends and carers in NSW, ACT, the Gold Coast and NT. We also provide information and education about motor neurone disease for health, community and residential care professionals.
Christmas is nearly upon us and for those of us whose lives have been affected in some way by motor neurone disease, the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends is incredibly special. But what if your iPad was the only voice you had to communicate with your loved ones? For people with MND this is often the case. It’s why we’re asking for your help.
What an amazing turn out to the first Walk to d’Feet ever held in Young. We had 272 participants who got involved and helped us to raise $20,352 to date! To put this in perspective, this money could buy an electric wheel chair 4 shower chairs and 4 transfer belts and make a real difference to people living with MND. We would like to acknowledge the support of the amazing local businesses who helped us make it such a special day including; Jaclyn from That Coffee, The Lions Club of Young, Chloe from Clicky Cookies,Molly from Moava, Bev Moloney & her wonderful preserves stall, our face painter Katie, Toni from Salami Bros Pizza, Stephen from Whip 1 4U Ice Cream Van and Sheree from the Criterion Hotel.
‘The support we’ve had from the community is inspiring. We couldn’t be more thankful to those giving up their time to help us in this important cause.’
—Graham Opie, CEO at MND NSW.
We can’t thank everyone who got involved enough for making the walk so successful and bringing along family and friends (and of course pooches) to show support for people living with MND and their loved ones. Together, we’ve made a real difference in the lives of people touched by MND.
Are you ready to travel to the heart of Australia? This is your chance to explore one of our country’s most breath-taking outback trails, all in the name of an important cause. MND NSW is inviting you (yes, you!) to join us on the March for MND 2020. This will be an opportunity to discover the heart of Australia, learn more about our Indigenous culture and show your support for those living with motor neurone disease, their carers and families. The funds you raise on the March for MND 2020 will go towards providing essential services and support for people living with MND. We’ll be here to provide fundraising support every step of the way on this incredible journey!
Click the following link to learn more https://inspiredadventures.com.au/events/mndnsw-larapinta-2020/
The School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide is looking for volunteers to complete a brief survey about mental health and ageing. The survey will take about 15 minutes and you can enter the draw to win a $150 EFTPOS gift card. The information from the survey will contribute to understanding how mental health symptoms differ for men and women across the lifespan, leading to better recognition and diagnosis of mental health problems. Take the survey The study has been approved by the University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number H-2019-109).
MND NSW will be closed from 12pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 9am Thursday 2 January 2020. If help is needed during the Christmas break, please consult your doctor.