BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Radio broadcaster, Matthew Bannister, has kindly agreed to present this appeal.

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We were delighted to have been given the opportunity to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, as well as raise much needed funds through broadcasting an appeal on BBC Radio 4.

100% of any donation you can give will be spend funding a groundbreaking clinical trial looking into a treatment for MND. After the appeal has broadcast, you will be able to listen to the recording using BBC iPlayer.


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Our Presenter

In the appeal, Matthew, a regular presenter on the station and former controller of BBC Radio 1, shares his personal MND story to encourage listeners to donate funds to the Association.

Matthew tells how his father Neville, died of the disease and how his mother Olga was ‘one of life’s carers’. After her husband’s death from motor neurone disease, Olga became an MND Association volunteer, supporting people with MND for 17 years.

Matthew Bannister makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Clinical Trail Radio 4 Appeal

The clinical trial

Thousands of scientists around the world are working to pinpoint the causes of MND and effective treatments, including Professor Nigel Leigh who is leading a clinical trial, funded by the MND Association. The trial is looking at whether a drug called Interleukin-2 could help the body produce more of an immune cell which could protect nerves and so, significantly slow down the disease.

100% of every donation to this appeal will be spent directly on this clinical trial.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262