The West London and Middlesex Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) are proud to partner with London Irish Rugby Club and have obtained permission to do a collection at their match on 21 October 2022 against Gloucester at the Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford (kick-off 7:45pm).

The branch is run entirely by volunteers, so all money raised will be used either to give people living with MND a better quality of life or for research, so that we get closer to an effective treatment and one day, hopefully, a cure. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It kills a third of people within a year. There are about 5000 adults affected in the UK at any one time. Although it affects people in different ways, sufferers from the condition will often lose use of their arms, legs and speech and are eventually robbed of their ability to breathe. Yet, in most cases, the brain is not affected.

West London & Middlesex branch supports people living with MND, their carers and families by a network of fully trained Association visitors, open meetings, and carer support groups and direct financial support.

The MNDA are so grateful to all the support of the rugby community especially since the diagnosis with MND of rugby legends Doddie Weir, Rob Burrow (Rugby League) and Ed Slater. Thanks to you, there’s more help and support than ever before for people living with MND. And more hope for the future. Please don’t stop donating.

If you are coming to the London Irish v Gloucester match you can donate via the bucket collectors around the ground before or after the game. Alternatively, you can donate online by clicking here.

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