We are delighted to announce My Name'5 Doddie Foundation has given a £100,000 cash boost to the Motor Neuron Disease Association to improve the lives of those affected by the terminal illness.
As part of our commitent to support fellow sufferers, we will be working with the Association to support people with MND across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The £100,000 donation follows a one-off donation for the same amount to MND Scotland.
The money will be used by the charity to help people living with MND adapt their homes and also to fund respite activities for carers – supporting a much-needed pamper day or short break for instance.
Doddie said: “We are delighted to be investing £100,000 to help families affected by MND across England. Wales and Northern Ireland. This follows our commitment to MND Scotland and reflects the level of support we have received across the whole of the UK since we launched the Foundation last November."
“We have already been able to help people through some individual grants, but we also know that charities such as MND Association and MND Scotland have the necessary experience and resources to administer and manage this process making sure we help the people who need it most.
“We have had incredible support and through the generosity of people from all quarters we will be continuing our efforts to raise awareness, help find a cure for MND and do all we can to help people with this terrible disease.”
The MND Association’s Care Grants programme totals more than £1 million annually. In 2017, the Association awarded almost 1,800 grants to people with MND, carers and young people affected by the disease.
MND Association’s chief executive Sally Light said: “We are extremely grateful to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for this very generous contribution to our grants programme. For some people living with MND these grants are essential, whether it’s to allow them to make the adaptations necessary for them to continue to live as independently as possible or for carers to be given a chance to recharge their batteries and make their vital role a little easier.”