For some time now I have been staggered at the amount of time people living with MND need to travel for various services.
This came to head for me, when I heard a member recount how he has had a round trip of 7 hours plus some 2 hours waiting times. This struck a bell with me, as I often complain about how far we need to travel from East Kent to attend MNDA meetings.
I believe no person living with MND should travel more than 1 hour from their home for any services.
MNDA Million Metres was born, I have committed to cycle one million metres during my 75th year to raise funds for MNDA in East Kent. I hope to raise 1 penny for each metre ridden. These funds to be used exclusively to campaign for and achieve travelling of less than one hour. Where is necessary it exceeds one hour, the journey is made as comfortable as possible.
Since this project involves raising awareness and campaigning as well as fund raising, I expect it to take more than a single year to achieve. The concept of MNDA Million Metres will be used until the objective is achieved. In the unlikely event that we raise more funds than necessary for the project then any surplus will be used for research into a cure for MND.
Please support this project either by donating funds via JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mndamillionmetres you can also see the latest updates here.
You can also join our team and raise more funds at https://www.justgiving.com/team/MNDAMillionMetres
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