Proud Supporters of MND Association
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In August 2021, Liberty started working in Corporate Partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association to raise funds via one of our Brand New 12′ Welfare Units, where we will donate a hire contribution of £125.00 Per Week to MNDA.
We have chosen this Charity in memory of Winston Malcolm Millard, who unfortunately passed away 11 Years Ago from MND. We hope our efforts contribute to fund research leading to new treatments and eventually a cure for this devastating disease.
With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict.
MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.
It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.
There is a 1 in 300 risk of being diagnosed with MND. In other words, if you have 10,000 people in a stadium, 33 of them will get MND at some point across a normal lifespan.
However, the prevalence of a disease is the number of people currently living with that condition. As the progression of MND can be rapid, fewer people are living with this disease than you might expect with a 1 in 300 risk. This means the prevalence is low, with up to 5,000 people living with MND in the UK at any one time. This is why MND is not seen as a common disease.
This means general health and social care professionals may not see many cases of MND. It’s important to seek out specialists who have appropriate experience in MND treatment and care – usually with referral to neurological services. See our pages about health and social care services for MND.
For More information, please visit: MNDA Association