Volunteers shortlisted in Third Sector Awards
MND Association volunteers Lee Millard and Dave Setters have been shortlisted in the Volunteer of the Year category in the prestigious Third Sector Awards.
The pair were nominated by staff at the MND Association in recognition of their leading role in the United to End MND campaign, which resulted in a commitment from Government to invest £50 million in targeted MND research.
The nomination said:
“Living with MND themselves they understand the urgency to find successful treatments…. Dave and Lee have channelled their sense of urgency to bring together key agencies and researchers around a shared vision of a targeted MND research institute…. In November 2021 the campaign led to the announcement by the Prime Minister of a commitment of £50 million…an astonishing result in no small part attributable to the vision, collaboration and tenacity of Dave and Lee.”
The winners of the awards which recognise excellence in the charity sector will be announced at a ceremony at the end of September.