Northern Society of Chartered Accountants raise money for MND
In November 2009 the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants held their annual charity dinner, and in 2009 Motor Neurone Disease was their chosen charity.
Mike Ranson’s (president) father suffered and died from motor neurone disease over 30 years ago and it was his way of saying thank you for the help and support he and his family received at the time.
A brilliant sum of £2600 was raised on the night of the dinner. The Society wanted to buy a piece of equipment to be given to the Newcastle Motor Neurone Disease Centre for the use of patients in the North East of England. After consultation with Dr Williams it was decided that a Cough Assist Machine would be purchased.
This particular item of equipment cost £3300 and the Tyne & Wear Branch made up the difference.
Mr Ranson and Branch president Ken Hylton presented the cheque to Dr Williams at the MND patient/support group at the Marie Curie Centre on Friday 5th March 2010.