It was a magnificent autumn day in Forbes on Sunday, not only because the weather was perfect but also more than 100 people walked for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
“They came from Forbes, Penrith, Ballarat and Coffs Harbour,” said Marcia Sim- monds and Pat Duncan, organisers of the 5km walk around Lake Forbes. “We want to thank everyone who walked today. It was wonderful to see everyone, especially so many younger people,” said Marcia.
Len Burton, who is 95 years young, took part with his two daughters Jacqueline and Kay. “I am walking for my wife, Pauline Margaret. We were married for 71 years. I lost her to MND two years ago,” said Len. “It is such a bad disease.”
Len thinks MND NSW are a doing a great job. “Next year I would like to see a lot more people involved to further help raise awareness and much-needed funds.”
According to Kym Nielsen, NSW MND Fundraising Manager the support in rural areas is amazing. She enjoyed coming to Forbes immensely. “Everyone seems to care more, there is such a sense of community here,” said Kym.
MND NSW is sponsoring Living Well with MND on Thursday, 18th May at the Forbes Services Memorial Club commencing at 10am. Vital information will be shared for people living with MND, their families, friends and carers. There is no charge but registration is essential by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or freecall 1800 777 175.
By Dianne Collie