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May 14, 2021

About Our Charities

Please read below a summary of the work carried out by these outstanding charities. Please see their website links for more details.

About Our Charities

The MND Association:

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis.

It’s a devastating disease that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and kills six people every day. There is no cure.

Jenn Dodd, Regional Fundraiser for Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East at the MND Association, said: “Without the amazing support of people like Ian, the MND Association simply would not be able to provide its vital support services, fund research to find a cure and campaign and raise awareness of MND. Together we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”

Saint Michael's Hospice:

Saint Michael's exists to help people with terminal illness to live and die well. We do this by offering specialist care, comfort and support, free of charge, to patients and their families. We are an independent charity working in the Harrogate District.

Saint Michael's is here for people who need extra support on top of the day-to-day care they receive from GPs, district nurses, hospital teams and nursing home staff. Without the hospice, these people could be left to face the complex issues and forgotten challenges of terminal illness alone.
We care for people with a variety of terminal illnesses, including heart failure, respiratory illnesses and neurological conditions; as well as cancer. We care in people's homes, hospitals, care homes and at our hospice.

Currently we spend £6million a year providing local hospice care and training others to offer hospice standard care. Around eighty per cent of this work is funded by the individuals, companies, trusts and foundations who support us. We need your financial support to be able to continue to care.