‘Don’t give me eggs that bounce’ and ‘It’s all about the food not the fork!’ are two new cookbooks by Peter Morgan-Jones that provide delightful nutritious meal ideas that cater to an array of dietary or swallowing needs. The books were written in collaboration with a speech pathologist and palliative care specialist and provide practical and expert advice so food can remain to be a pleasure and a comfort. A third book in the series, ‘Lobster for Josino’, provides advice and tips about preparing food for loved ones at the end of life and contains more than 100 innovative and delicious recipes. The MND NSW Library has several copies of the cookbook for free loan. For more information contact the MND Info Line ph 1800 777 175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, if you would like to purchase your own copy (cost $35-$40 each less 25% discount using code available from the MND Info Line ph 1800 777 175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 31 July 2019), see Hammond Care https://www.hammond.com.au/shop/food-culture.

Folllowing the announcement last year that professional football players, Len Johnrose and Stephen Darby, had been diagnosed with MND and previous announcements from other prominent footballers in England and across the world in recent years, the MND Research Blog featured Professional football and MND - looking at the evidence in March 2019. In the article some of the studies that investigate the incidence (rate of newly diagnosed cases) of MND in professional football players are reviewed and potential related causes, including head injuries, physical activity, substance abuse and pesticides, are discussed. The authors find that the headlines surrounding MND and football should be approached with some clear thinking and that it is vital that the causes of MND and any possible underlying factors are uncovered and understood. More studies are needed that use matched groups of professional sports people from different countries, together with control groups, to draw a definitive conclusion.

Together We Can... three small words, that mean so much to our fundraising team.

They highlight the important role our community fundraisers play in raising vital funds for us. They emphasise the important work done by our volunteers selflessly giving their valuable time and skills at events, doing administration work, as ambassadors for our Association and so much more. These three words enable us to reflect on what we can achieve if we all work together towards a shared goal - providing the best possible support and assistance for each and every one of our members and their families.

Our Walks are a great example of what we can achieve together. They bring together family, friends and colleagues to show people with MND that they are not alone in this journey.

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