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We are proud to be supporters of the MND Association. Before working at The Malmesbury Clinic, Clinic Manager Richard used to work at Silverstone Race Circuit and has raced in different race series over the years. During his time working in Motorsport he was instructed by a well know racing instructor called Neil Cunningham. Neil was well known in racing circles and was such a fantastic character that gave so much back to the sport that he made a living from. He was successful in every category he raced in and also worked as a stunt driver on many films including James Bond.
Neil tragically passed away in 2016 due to MND and the racing world lost one of it’s shining stars. Anyone that met Neil were immediately drawn in by his natural charisma and energy for life. He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working / knowing him. We will be organising lots of fund raising events in 2019 to raise money for this fantastic charity.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing neurological condition affecting up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time. The disease causes messages from nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that control movement to gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.
The result is that people become locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. Some may experience changes in thinking and behaviour, with a proportion experiencing a rare form of dementia. MND does not usually affect senses such as sight, sound and feeling.
MND kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis. It affects all communities, with a person’s lifetime risk of developing MND around 1 in 300. Today six people will be diagnosed and six will die from MND. There is no cure.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving care, research and campaigning. They have over 9,000 members forming a powerful network that provides information and support for people with MND, their families and carers. They fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure. They campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND are recognised and addressed by wider society.
People with MND, their families and carers are at the heart of everything that they do.