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07
October
2014
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Simplyhealth supports charity sports dinner and auction

Summary

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth is supporting a charity sports dinner and auction with a £5,000 donation in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The event, organised by Red Card for MND, will take place on 19 October at The Chapel in Salisbury and hopes to raise awareness of the disease and help fund research in search of a cure.  

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth is supporting a charity sports dinner and auction with a £5,000 donation in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The event, organised by Red Card for MND, will take place on 19 October at The Chapel in Salisbury and hopes to raise awareness of the disease and help fund research in search of a cure.

The event is being organised by Chris Maple from Salisbury after his father-in-law died of the disease in 2012. The evening will be an opportunity to meet Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey who will be speaking after the dinner. There will also be a charity auction where many items from sporting stars past and present will be auctioned to raise money to help support people in Hampshire and South Wiltshire living with Motor Neurone Disease.

As the Motor Neurone Disease Association provided such invaluable support for my family, it seemed only right that we did something in return to ensure they can continue to support families like ours and many others in the future. Red Card for MND is my way to help raise awareness and hopefully lots of money for the charity to help find a cure for this awful disease.
Chris Maple, founder of Red Card for MND
Mark Hamson, spokesperson for Simplyhealth
It’s great that Chris and the rest of the Red Card for MND team are so passionate about raising awareness for Motor Neurone Disease. We hope that lots of money is raised to help fund important research and to support those living with the disease in Hampshire and South Wiltshire.
Mark Hamson, spokesperson for Simplyhealth

MND is the name for a relatively rare terminal illness where parts of the nervous system become damaged. This causes progressive weakness, usually with muscle wasting. As the condition progresses, people with Motor Neurone Disease will find activities such as walking, eating and breathing increasingly difficult – and eventually impossible to do1. 5000 people will be living with MND in the UK at any one time. Half of those diagnosed will die within 14 months2.

For more information about Red Card for MND, or to buy tickets for the sports dinner visit http://www.redcard4mnd.co.uk/.

Simplyhealth has active community funds in four of its locations, Andover, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, which exist to support charities and organisations in the local community. To contact the Andover community fund please email debbie.clarke@simplyhealth.co.uk. Visit Simplyhealth’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/simplyhealthuk or follow us on Twitter @SimplyhealthUK to find out more on how the company works with local and national charities.

1 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Motor-Neurone-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx
2 http://www.redcard4mnd.co.uk/aboutmnd.html

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