MD & student take on the Ice Bucket Challenge!
Ian M. Franklin and Leanne McGregor will complete the challenge in Stainland, near Halifax on 6th September.
Following in the frozen footsteps of David Beckham, Bill Gates, Jeremy Kyle, Justin Timberlake and Steven Gerrard, Franklin and McGregor are trying to raise money to raise awareness and for research into Motor Neurone. Ian will be celebrating his 60th birthday on the 6th September, and by what better reason than to have buckets of ice thrown over him on this day.
Ian said: “we are looking forward to being drenched in ice cold water a great way to spend my 60th. But the whole point of this is not to get cold and wet, but to raise awareness and to raise some funds for more research into Motor Neurone, a horrible disease. So please go to our web page at www.justgiving.com/ianmfranklin, every single pound, dollar, euro, etc., will be greatly appreciated”
MND is a rapidly progressive and fatal disease, which can affect any adult at any time and attacks the motor neurones that send messages from the brain to the muscles, leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves.
The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no known cure. Around 5,000 people in the UK have MND at any one time, with half of people with the disease dying within 14 months of diagnosis. It kills five people every day in the UK.
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them. The Association funds research to understand what causes MND, how to diagnose it and, most importantly, how to effectively treat it so that it no longer devastates lives.
Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising at the MND Association, said: “Without the amazing support of people like [NAME], the MND Association simply would not be able to provide it’s vital support services and fund research to find a cure. Together we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”
Donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/ianmfranklinor text SXTY54 (with amount of your donation) to 70070