Transition Year Student cycles 170km for Motor Neurone Disease! - IMNDA

Transition Year Student cycles 170km for Motor Neurone Disease!

May 9th, 2012

Northsider Daniel Gill took on quite the challenge for his school project by deciding to cycle all the way from Belfast to Dublin by himself in one day. Daniel chose to support the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association after being moved by the plight of RTE Sports Broadcaster Colm Murray and his battle with Motor Neurone Disease. On Friday 27th April Daniel set off from Belfast and cycled a full 170km finishing up at Mount Temple School, Clontarf where he is a student and was met by his Vice Principal Helen Gormley and IMNDA’s Gemma Watts. Daniel has raised a fantastic €1,400 for the IMNDA and you can still donate to him by .

In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease. MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. It is a 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 across all ages and there is currently no known cure. 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 a MND Nurse Specialist. The association also funds research.

In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate over 75% of its income. / Freefone 1800 403 403 / email

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