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Hunstanton Walk by the Sea to D’feet MND group raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease





Walkers set off on a trek to raise awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Starting at the promenade in Hunstanton, some 77 walkers from Walk by the Sea to D’feet MND embarked on a route towards Heacham, aiming to make a difference to people living with the condition.

Families affected and people living with the disease, friends and health care professionals set out together, to raise awareness of the illness and funds for the Lynn group of the MNDA.

Walkers trekked from Hunstanton to Heacham for their fundraiser
Walkers trekked from Hunstanton to Heacham for their fundraiser

Accompanied by children and dogs, the group braved the chill wind and it has already received more than £990 from donations from their walk.

Jon Walter, charity steward for the freemasons at Fakenham, presented a cheque for £1,000 to the MNDA volunteers.

Jane Lewis, MDNA chairperson, said: “We are extremely grateful for such a generous donation, which will make a big difference to our funds and help us to provide more financial support grants to people living with Motor Neurone Disease.

The group aims to raise awareness and funds
The group aims to raise awareness and funds

“As MND often progresses very quickly, our aim is to be capable of responding fast to requests for equipment which can help people to remain comfortable or independent for as long as possible.’

‘Our association visitors play an important role and are trained to provide practical and emotional advice or support to people living with MND and their families, as they face the tough challenges associated with the illness, for which there is no cure.

“We are looking to recruit two more volunteer Visitors to the team, so that we can provide more help in the future, as we are typically in touch with between 20 and 25 people with MND in Lynn and West Norfolk area at any one time.’

Walkers set off from Hunstanton to Heacham raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
Walkers set off from Hunstanton to Heacham raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing neurological condition affecting up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

The result is that people become locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe.



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