The Theory of Everything is a biographical romantic drama inspired by the book ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’, written by Stephen’s first wife Jane. We were pleased that the Cineworld chain of cinemas gave the MNDA permission for local branches and groups to make collections at the screenings on 2 January.
We went along to Cineworld, Hengrove in Bristol donning our MNDA T-shirts and raising awareness and funds for MND. It was a quiet afternoon at the flicks, but even if we reached only a handful of people, it was well worth it.
Several of us from the BBWW group have been to see the film and thought it was excellent. Although tough to watch for anyone affected by MND, the acting was fantastic and Eddie Redmayne did a great job of portraying Professor Hawking. The film has been hailed a great success, and we hope that the widespread appeal of the love story will spread awareness of MND across the country.