Rotary supports Motor Neurone Disease Association
Thanks to a collection at Morrison’s, North Shields, the Rotary Club of Tynemouth was able to present a cheque for £1,000 to Marion Dent, secretary of the Tyne and Wear branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
Rotary President, Archie McGlynn said “-The MNDA is one of the three charities chosen for my Rotary year. Marion had talked to the Club outlining the effect and treatments for the disease and the use of the monies raised. We are delighted to be able to support them in their research into a possible cure for the disease”.
On accepting the cheque Marion said”- We must thank the Rotary Club of Tynemouth very much indeed for such a very generous cheque. We rely almost entirely on public donations which fund the support of people with the disease and funds our research programme. We are at present running an awareness campaign to make people more aware of this little known disease”.
The photograph shows President Archie presenting the cheque to Marion, supported by Commander Bryan Rayner who organised the collections.