Lions to support Friends of MND

2015-07-02 06:00
andlt;The Uitenhage Lions Club has embarked on fundraising projects in support of the Friends of MND (Motor Neuron Disease). From left are Mark Bradley (Chairman of Friends of MND), Lion Denis Murphy, Lion Max Frank and Lion Freddie Erasmus with Sr G

andlt;The Uitenhage Lions Club has embarked on fundraising projects in support of the Friends of MND (Motor Neuron Disease). From left are Mark Bradley (Chairman of Friends of MND), Lion Denis Murphy, Lion Max Frank and Lion Freddie Erasmus with Sr G

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Motor Neurone Disease (MND) became known to most South Africans after Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with the illness during 2011.

MND is a severe disorder that attacks the brain and spinal cord, destroying motor neurons, which are the nerve cells that control muscles used for essential activities such as walking, speaking, swallowing and breathing.

The Uitenhage Lions Club has started with various MND fundraising projects in support of local people diagnosed with the disease. A Lions steak evening was held at the Despatch Rugby Club where a total of R9 520 was raised. It was handed over to the Friends of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) by Lion Freddie Erasmus.

Lion President André van Niekerk thanked members of the community as well as local businesses for their support.

“Your support will contribute to making a world of difference in the lives of those in our immediate communities, affected by MND, as well as their families,” said Van Niekerk.

According to Lion Barend Erasmus, the huge success of the MND fundraiser will include future events in support of the Friends of MND.

This is to provide in the necessary services for those in need

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