40th Anniversary fundraising in Montgomeryshire
Volunteers at the Montgomeryshire Branch have been busy fundraising in recognition of the MND Association’s 40th anniversary. Branch Chair, Marian Wilson and joint secretaries, Pat Egerton and Jean Humphreys, organised many events including a Ruby fashion show.
Earlier this month, the Branch hosted the fashion show at Gregynog Hall, in partnership with local clothing boutique L’Armoire. There were more than 150 attendees and more than £4,000 was raised during the evening.
But that’s not all, last month Marian’s son, Gareth, ran the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon and raised more than £2,100 for the branch, after setting himself the target of £400. His motivation was his Grandfather, who died of MND more than 20 years ago. Gareth said, “To raise this much money is fantastic and kept me motivated as I ran the race”.
In response, Marian said “I am so grateful to Gareth for raising so much money for the Branch and proud of him for completing the half marathon. This year has been a significant milestone for our Branch, recognising our 40th anniversary.”