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AGM and Annual Conference 2019

August 20th, 2019

The IMNDA is hosting it’s AGM and Annual Conference 2019 on Friday 4th October at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

The Annual Conference  will feature a variety of speakers including a member of Professor Orla Hardiman’s MND Research team. Lunch will end the day’s formal business.

If you are interested in attending or would like to find out more please email services@imnda.ie or call Tracy on 01 873 0422.


Park ‘n’ Chill Waterford

August 20th, 2019

Park ‘n’ Chill Waterford – We are a group of car enthusiasts who organise and run social car/bike meets to raise funds for chosen charities! We have successfully ran three Park ‘n’ Chill meets in the past, with over €300 raised in total!
What to expect on our next venture…
Our next meet will start at 1pm on 29th September in Halfords Car Park behind the new Costa Coffee in Waterford. The lads from Park ‘n’ Chill will be going around with a bucket collection for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, (Can we just say that you are not expected to donate anything, its entirely up to you.)
At the meeting location, We will have small spot prizes for the most modified car and also the cleanest classic/Jap car, all thanks to Tramore Valet Centre and JTK Remapping!
After a good chat with all the car enthusiasts we will start a convoy 3:30pm out to the Coach House Coffee for a coffee and a bite to eat. Shortly after we may stop for some serious photo opportunities on the way to the coast! So, make sure you have them classics out of the shed and polished up for the 29th Of September!

The more support = The more money raised for charity!

Park 'n' Chill

Park ‘n’ Chill


Mick O’Neill Memorial Charity Clay Shoot

August 20th, 2019

Jenkinstown Gun Club hosts the Mick O’Neill Charity Clay Shoot on Sunday September 8th at 12pm, last card at 5pm. Entry €20, Flush €10 and Teal €5. Trophies and prizes on the day too.
Also up for grabs, a Kilkenny signed jersey up for auction!
Auction Alert: Interested in bidding on a signed Kilkenny jersey to help raise funds for MND? Put your bid with Kevin McGarry on 0857805451.

Mick O'Neill


Cork Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

July 31st, 2019

The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1pm.

Hailed as Munster’s premier women’s road race, it has grown to become one of the biggest sporting participation events in the region, with many participants fundraising for their chosen charity.

The event is hosted by Cork Athletics. The Echo has been the title sponsor since the inception of the race and is very proud of this fantastic event. All proceeds go to Cork Athletics to assist with the development of athletics in the Cork region.

The race attracts women (and a few men!) of all ages and abilities, who are instrumental in supporting local and national charities.

The 2019 race will be run over six kilometres, starting on the Centre Park Road at 1pm and taking in The Marina, Blackrock Village, Ballintemple, Maryville, Monahan Road and finishing in Kennedy Park.

All registered participants will receive a specially designed event medal on completion of the Mini Marathon and the event is chip timed. A non-competitive Junior entry fee for participants aged 8-16 years is also available.

Register now for what is sure to be a fun-filled day out for all the family on September 22.

Email fundraising@imnda.ie for your sponsorship cards and green IMNDA t-shirts!
Cork WMM

Captains Charity Day in Westmanstown Golf Club

July 29th, 2019

Westmanstown Golf Club Captains Charity Day

Cathal O Reilly & Therese Dowling

Friday August 16th 2019

In aid of   Captain Cathal’s Charity, Motor Neurone Disease Ireland

Lady Captain Therese’s Charity ARC Cancer Support Centres

4 Person Team ( Any combination-Semi Open) Shot-Gun starts at 10am and 3.00pm. Members can invite friends / companies to enter teams or sponsor teams Sponsor a tee box – €100.00. €40.00 per person to include golf & food.

Monster Raffle will be held following prize giving.

1st Prize: PowaKaddy Golf Trolley:  Sponsored by: Edward Doyle Director of Golf.

2nd Prize: 2 Nights B & B + Dinner on One Evening in Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare. Sponsored by: Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare. Plus many more super prizes.

Barbecue at 8.30pm.

Also on the night, a special auction to win a walk on part for two people on Fair City.

Special appearance by Fair City actress Sorcha Furlong a.k.a Orla Molloy from the well-known RTE soap.

 


Cycle Across America for WWYC

July 18th, 2019

Shane Maguire is following in Fr Tony’s footsteps and taking on a massive challenge to help raise awareness and funds for MND. Shane is currently cycling ACROSS AMERICA! This is over 5000km and here is why:

Cycling across America was a challenge that I always wanted to take on some day. I’ve always been drawn to the big sky landscape, and to the contrasting terrain of the dry, mountainous west to the more fertile, farmland of the Mid-West and East.
Back in 2012, I remember watching Colm Murray’s documentary MND, The Inside Track…..and like so many people across the country I remember being in complete awe of Colm’s determination, courage and dignity in the face of unimaginable inner turmoil and suffering as he confronted the realities of living with Motor Neurone Disease.

Fr. Tony Coote’s Walk While You Can campaign last year really has helped place MND back into the public consciousness and it just highlighted how grossly underfunded Motor Neurone Disease is in this country and the financial burden it places on families. The IMNDA rely on public donations for over 83% of their funding and we seem to be lagging behind other countries of similar size such as Scotland who currently have 16 full time MND nurses compared to four in Ireland.

The extraordinary example of people like Com Murray, Fr. Tony and others succeeded to stir something in me to get outside my comfort zone and do what I can while I can.

To support Shane and his incredible challenge please see his idonate page: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11378133_cycle-across-america-2019-for-imnda.html


Wedding Favours

July 18th, 2019

Is your special day approaching? Show your support for the IMNDA on your wedding day and purchase our beautiful wedding favour cards. The cards are business card sized and folded over. They look lovely at each place setting. Available all year round!

The message inside the card reads:

Thank you for being part of our special day.
In honour and appreciation of our guests a contribution has been made to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

Buy yours today for just €2 a card and we will get them in the post straight away!

Wedding card


Summer Charity Art Exhibition

July 17th, 2019

Margaret Kiely & Eadaoin Glynn

1-28th August, Bishopstown Library, Wilton, Co Cork

Exhibition opening with Jonathan Healy, broadcaster 1st August 2.30-5.00

Proceeds in aid of IMNDA, Age Action and Pieta House

Summer Charity Art Exhibition

 

 

 


Come climb with me for MND & Michael Hurley

July 16th, 2019

Valerie Hurley plans to conquer Carrauntoohil Mountain on the 27th of July and she is looking for people to join her.   This climb will take a lot of training and willpower and it is a fundraiser for both the IMNDA and Michael’s ongoing care and needs, such as adaptations, extra homecare hours, aids and a vehicle that can be adapted to suit Michael’s needs. Thanks to everyone so far who have pledged their support. #WEGOTTHIS Donate to this fundraiser here.

 


Annual Memorial Service 2019

July 3rd, 2019

On Saturday 23rd November we would like to invite everybody whose lives have been touched by Motor Neurone Disease to come together with family and friends and join us in remembering those we have sadly lost to MND. (more…)


World Brain Day 2019

July 2nd, 2019

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland and the European Federation of Neurological Associations are coming together on World Brain Day, Monday July 22nd to focus on advocacy in Ireland and Europe on behalf of people with neurological conditions.

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Recharge Grant 2019

June 25th, 2019

We have fantastic news! We are delighted to reveal our new Recharge Grant. This amazing grant offers people with MND and their loves ones the opportunity to have a break from their usual routine and enjoy some quality time together. (more…)


Bohernabreena Tractor & Vintage Car Run

June 21st, 2019

There is a Tractor & Vintage Car Run taking place in Bohernabreena behind the Church on Sunday 7th July. It is a bit of Field Day Fun for all the family! So please head along! (more…)


The Micro Bouquet Fundraiser

June 21st, 2019

The Enchanted Florist Charity Event is taking place from June 17th until June 23rd. To mark MND National Awareness Month they are making and selling hand tied micro bouquets in aid of the IMNDA.

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Mondello Park “Fiestaval”

June 21st, 2019

On July 13th and 14th, Mondello Park will hold a “Fiestaval” Two Day race meeting. The event will raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

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