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IMNDA Announces Plans for the “Charlie Bird Development Fund”

IMNDA Announces Plans for the “Charlie Bird Development Fund”

New MND Nurse & MND Research Trials now possible thanks to Charlie

The IMNDA is delighted to announce that it has started the recruitment process to hire an additional Clinical Nurse Specialist – all thanks to monies raised by Charlie Bird and his phenomenal fundraiser, Climb with Charlie, which saw over €1.7 million raised for those living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This is the first of many projects that the IMNDA are delighted to unveil. (more…)

Letterkenny Athletics Club

Thank you to the following members of Letterkenny Athletics Club; Darren Price, Michael Harkin, Mark Nee, Gareth Price, Adrian Callaghan, Derek Campbell, Mark McFadden, Martin O’Donnell, Marty Friel, Liam Ferry, Aidan McKenna, Stephen Robinson, Annmarie McGlynn, Ciaran McGonagle and Conor Gallagher who took on the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October and collectively raised a wonderful €3,245 for the IMNDA – Thank you all so much! (more…)

Recruitment for New Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Midlands

We are so thankful to Charlie and Claire Bird who dedicated all their time and energy to making their “Climb with Charlie” initiative so successful.  It is their wish that monies raised for IMNDA go towards   projects that make a real difference to those families affected by motor neurone disease in Ireland.

We have now established the “Charlie Bird Development Fund” and our first project is to provide a new role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the midlands area. (more…)

Light up a Star

Remembering our MND Community

We miss our loved ones all year round but at Christmas, we miss them that little bit more so we have created a beautiful online memory tree where you can light up a star and remember someone special during the festive period.The light of a star continues to shine long after the star itself has gone. (more…)

AGM & Annual Conference Cork- Highlights 2022

We would like to thank everyone for attending our AGM & Annual Conference event on Friday 7th October in Charleville Park Hotel. The event was a great success with attendance in excess of 250 people, both online and in person. (more…)

Clare MND Awareness Days

A massive thank you to John Considine and all the organisers involed in the Clare MND Awareness days.  The fantastic sum of €17,379  was  raised from all the events that took place. (more…)

Angela’s Sky Dive

A MASSIVE well done to Angela Murphy for her bravery, a picture tells a 1,000 words!!  Angela raised €1,253 from her SkyDive event so another massive thank you to her for this also. (more…)


The IMNDA were delighted to receive a cheque for €108,424.03 from the immensely successful Hurling for Hope challenge which took place in March. (more…)