Jimmy Magee RTE Sports Correspondent and Actor Mary McEvoy together with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association are encouraging people to hold ‘tea events’ to mark MND Global Awareness Day which is on the 21st June.
We are asking people to raise funds & awareness for people with Motor Neurone Disease by holding a tea day / afternoon tea / coffee morning or a cake sale in your local pub, café, club or even at work with your colleagues throughout the month of June. Tea packs are available from the IMNDA office, Freefone 1800 403 403 / email or visit www.imnda.ie
Jimmy (IMNDA Patron), whose son Paul, sadly passed away from Motor Neurone Disease in 2008 and Mary, who lost a close family member, will be Drinking Tea for MND and urging you to do the same.
MND is a progressive neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people of all ages and there is no cure. There are over 300 people with MND at any one time in Ireland. The IMNDA provides specialised services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, advice and home visits by MND Nurse Specialists.
In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate 80% of its income.