April 3rd, 2018
Every year since 1997, the MND community worldwide has marked 21st June as the global day of recognition of ALS/MND – a disease that affects people in every country of the globe. June 21 is a solstice – a turning point – and each year the ALS/MND community come together to raise awareness and funds.
To mark this significant date every year – we encourage people to Drink Tea for MND for the month of June!!! Drink Tea for MND is a great way to gather round some friends and raise funds for people living with MND. Everyone loves a cuppa especially in Ireland so why not organise an afternoon tea / coffee morning in your home, local pub, restaurant, GAA club, workplace, community centre, garden… anywhere in fact!
This year the campaign is being fronted by Róisín Foley. Róisín is a mum to three fabulous girls. On her 30th birthday she noticed her hands were weak and she was having difficulty tying her laces. After months of tests, in September 2017 she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
“People go through life so stressed out about stuff that really doesn’t matter, but I actually feel blessed I’ve been given an opportunity to enjoy myself while I can, and focus on the important things. So for now it’s all about family and making memories,” said Róisín.
To help support Róisín and the MND Awareness month we want you to Drink Tea for MND in June! So let’s all raise a cuppa and share the stories of over 370 families right across Ireland affected by this disease.
“The day I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, my family gathered around me, the kettle constantly on the go, and in between crying and talking, we just drank tea. Sometimes when there are no words, there is tea. Please join me this June and Drink Tea for MND,” said Róisín.
To organise your Drink Tea for MND event throughout the month of June all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org or Freefone 1800 403 403 and we will send you out a Supervalu sponsored Tea pack.
If you can’t organise a tea day why not make a tea donation just Text MND to 50300 and donate €2. (Some network providers charge VAT, meaning a minimum of €1.63 will go to IMNDA. Service Provider LIKECHARITY 0766805278)
Listen out for the Radio adverts that will be airing from the 4th – 24th June and also keep an eye out on Dublin Bus for our awareness posters which will be visible from 11th – 25th May.
We want as many people as possible drinking tea for MND throughout June. Tea packs, which have been sponsored by SuperValu and are available from our IMNDA office so call 1800403403 or email email@example.com to get yours today.
Let’s Drink Tea for MND!!