Since his mother Leila’s diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease close to ten years ago, father of three from Morley, Jason MacNish has enlisted the support of his family and friends to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDAWA).
The close knit group has arranged several sausage sizzles, movie nights, wine tours and BBQ events entitled ‘Pig and Pizza’ which have all gone a long way to raise more than $20,000 for MNDAWA to date.
In October this year Jason and a team of his family and friends are taking up a new challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise additional funds. They are seeking additional climbers to join them on ‘Climb4MND’ or to donate to their efforts. To find out how to become involved please visit www.climb4mnd.org or www.facebook.com/Climb4MND.
In a final fundraising push, the team of climbers have organising a glammed up version of their annual ‘Pig and Pizza’ night on Friday 5 August 2016 at the Purl Bar in Subiaco. This cocktail event will cost $150, which includes food, drinks, entertainment and prizes. Due to the contract requirements of the venue, a minimum 200 tickets have to be sold, and the organisers are hoping that many other members from the MND community will attend.
Jason said ‘climbing a mountain may be a challenge but it is nothing compared to what mum goes through every day. We are constantly looking for ways to show our appreciation to MNDAWA for their unwavering support and assistance they have provided to mum and our family’.
‘This event will be a great fun way to fundraise and we urge people to support us, through coming to the event, donating auction items, donate to our climbers or even join us on the climb!’
We want all of our donations to go directly to MNDAWA so each climber are self supporting their entire trip and climbing efforts’.
Maeve Egan, Executive Officer of MNDAWA said that ’we applaud the MacNish family for their efforts in assisting us to promote the awareness of MND in the community and to fundraise for our organisation. It is fantastic to see other people become advocates and fundraisers for our cause, and we urge everyone to assist ‘Climb 4 MND in any way they can’.
MNDAWA is a registered charity supporting people living with MND, their carers and families. The Association has an MND Advisory Service providing care coordination and emotional support. They also offer support groups, information and education, equipment, wheelchair accessible transport, and funding.