PAUL Hurst and his players will take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge after Saturday's Vanarama Conference clash with Torquay – if enough money can be collected on the day.
The local Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) team will be collecting around the stadium and they are hoping to raise enough money to tempt the boys into being soaked.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. This leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. There is currently no effective treatment or cure for MND and most patients life expectancy is between 18 months and 5 years.
The awareness and funding is vital to keep the local branch open. Without this the families would have no support and no means of accessing emergency funding for vital equipment. Their youngest patient is 42 years old, he has a very young family, he cannot walk, he cannot talk, he cannot feed himself. …….this is why we are asking for your help, to raise awareness of MND and the dreadful effect it has on families.
If you have recently done your own Ice Bucket Challenge, this is where you can make your donation to the cause.