Category Archives: Fundraising

Brighton marathon success

Emily at Brighton MarathonBristol-based runner Emily Dixon took part in her first marathon on Sunday 17 April and raised vital awareness of MND along the way.

Emily did fantastically well in her first-ever marathon and completed the course in 5 h 41 min – a personal best! Emily was supported by friends and family members, and crucially, received a high five from Zoe Ball (who started the race), to help her to the finish line!

Far from deterred at the somewhat daunting task of completing the 26-mile course, Emily fought through muscle fatigue and hunger (!) to cross the line, making herself and her supporters very proud. Emily at Brighton Marathon

She is pictured taking on some jelly babies for fuel halfway round the course, and in the MNDA tent proudly displaying her medal, at the end of the race.

On top of her incredible personal achievement, Emily has raised over £800 for the MNDA, a proportion of which will go directly to helping people living with MND in the Bristol and Bath area.

Not content with one marathon under her belt, Emily has confirmed she has just signed up for next year’s Brighton marathon!

Good luck Emily and keep flying the flag for MND!

Join us at Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas MarketWe are thrilled to have been allocated a stall at the Bath Christmas market this year. Plans are well underway for Sunday 6 December, when we’ll take over the charity chalet for the day (10 am to 6 pm).

It’s a lovely spot by the abbey, and in the past, we’ve found this to be a very enjoyable and effective means of raising awareness of MND and raising much needed funds.

On the day we will be handing out of information about MND, our local group, and the national organisation; selling certain MND merchandise, mainly Christmas cards; and running our very popular tombola.

If you would like to help us, we would appreciate any donations of new or unused items for tombola prizes*, and if you have time to spare and can help on the day, we have a roster covering one hour slots at the chalet throughout the day (please contact Andrew Grundy – [email protected]) and your help would be very much appreciated.

Please share this information with friends and family members who might be interested too.

*Please contact Becca ([email protected] or 07967273595 to arrange delivery/collection of your donation(s)