People with motor neurone disease (MND) who, because of the fast-moving nature of the condition, simply have no time to wait. Whether this is for the support and services they need or for new treatments to bring hope for the future.
Steve Cliff, Project Manager at Credit Suisse, was diagnosed with MND in 2015. This video was used when colleagues were invited to choose the Credit Suisse Charity of the Year. You can watch again as Steve outlines the impact of MND on his life and why working with the Motor Neurone Disease Association really will make a difference for everyone affected by MND.
How you will help
Your support for the Motor Neurone Disease Association will make a real difference by funding three key programmes that people with MND have identified as a top priority for them.
Giving people with MND access to specialist care from a Care Centre in their locality, ensuring that they get the coordinated support and treatment they need as soon as they need it.
Enabling people with MND to communicate with loved ones using their own voice even after they have lost the ability to speak. By providing appropriate technology we can allow people with MND to record their own voice for use in communication equipment instead of an unknown synthesised voice.
Carrying out more research through project MinE into the genetic causes of MND, to speed up our search to identify treatments that will ultimately cure this disease.
What is motor neurone disease?
Motor neurone disease is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis.
Motor neurone disease affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and a person's lifetime risk of developing the disease is up to 1 in 300.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning. We support people living with and affected by MND. For everyone facing this devastating disease there really is no time to wait.
The Association is excited to be Credit Suisse’s UK Charity of the Year partner for 2017.
We have many years experience of working with supporters in delivering a wide variety of fundraising and other events as well as volunteering and awareness raising activities.
We already have some innovative ideas to create a fun, informative, varied and successful year (remember we helped ensure the Ice Bucket Challenge was the phenomenon it was).
Whether physical challenges, cultural events, or supporting you at your own desk, we really do have – something for everyone – to ensure that 2017 is as successful as possible for you, for us and most importantly, for people with MND.