Since 2018, Susan Allaburton has been volunteering for MND NSW, volunteering at Walk to Defeat MND events and selling merchandise.

She began volunteering after her husband sadly lost his battle with MND. 

"He had motor neurone disease and was wonderfully supported by MND NSW," Susan said.

"We attended Information Days run by MND, we were supplied with all forms of equipment, shower chair, walker, wheel chair, etc when needed, and we were given invaluable support by the MND nurse in the Blue Mountains during my husband’s illness."

 "As a result after my husband’s death, I wanted to repay MND NSW for their support."

Susan started hosting MND NSW merchandise stalls in Leura during MND Week, and holding raffles with prizes donated by local businesses. She then began volunteering at Walk to Defeat MND events in Penrith and Sydney, and also came into the MND NSW office in Gladesville to help pack cards and other merchandise items to be sent off to their new owners.

After moving to Northern NSW, Susan now holds an MND stall at the Sawtell Chilli Festival, and has come to volunteer at Walk to Defeat MND Walks in Port Macquarie and Ballina.

Susan said "Volunteers play a very important role in supporting MND NSW by assisting in the Gladesville Office, assisting at Walks and on stalls".

"I have enjoyed working as a volunteer, making new friends, raising awareness of MND, and finding comfort talking to people who have lost loved ones with MND and been through similar experiences to me," Susan said.

"I would recommend volunteering to anyone in the position to help. Not only are you supporting a very valuable cause, but there are so many benefits you will get for yourself, making new friends, developing a sense of purpose, learning new skills and a very positive boost to your wellbeing," she said.

"Volunteering is a very rewarding experience." 

If you’d like to join Susan in volunteering for MND NSW, contact Marcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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