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Local Rotary Club donates £7,500 to MND Association!

The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association would like to thank all the members and supporters of Leatherhead Rotary Club who so generously supported them during the last Rotary year, which ran from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.

Altogether, a total of £7,500 was raised for the Branch, primarily from the club’s three main fundraising events throughout the year; a Big Band Concert at Leatherhead Theatre, a 10k Run across Headley Heath and the club’s annual Charity Golf Day at Effingham Golf Club.

Branch Chairman, Simon Edmands, said he was very grateful to everyone who had supported the Rotary Club’s events throughout the year, adding, ‘This fantastic amount will play a huge part in helping our Branch to continue its vital care and support to local people living with Motor Neurone Disease.’.

Bob Weldon-Gamble, Immediate Past President of Leatherhead Rotary Club, presenting a cheque for £7,500 to Simon Edmands, Chairman of the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressive terminal neurological condition which kills, on average, six people every day within the UK. It can leave people unable to walk, talk or even feed themselves, whilst their mind and senses invariably remain unaffected. Average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 14 months and, as yet, there is no cure or effective treatment. The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) provides care and support to around 60 people living with MND throughout the East Surrey area, as well as helping to fund vital research into the disease itself. To find out more about Motor Neurone Disease and the work of the MND Association, together with how you can support your local Branch, please visit www.mndassociation.org or contact Simon Edmands on 07753 821964 or eastsurrey@mndassociation.org. You can also follow the MND Association and East Surrey Branch on Twitter at @mndassoc and @mndaeastsurrey and Facebook at MND Association and MND Association East Surrey Branch.

Leatherhead Rotary Club meets at 7pm most Wednesday evenings at the Police Federation Headquarters in Highbury Drive, Leatherhead. For further information about the club and its wide range of community, fundraising and social activities, please visit www.leatherheadrotary.org.uk, follow them on Facebook (/LeatherheadRotary) or Twitter (@LHRotary), or contact Simon Edmands on 07753 821964 or leatherheadrotary@gmail.com.

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