Leading consultants Pegasus Group have chosen the Motor Neurone Disease Association as its Charity of the Year for 2022.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) affects the way motor neurone nerves in the brain and spinal cord work and messages gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste.
MND can affect how a person walks, talks, eats, drinks and breathes – 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.
The MND Association works tirelessly to improve the care and support for people with MND, their families and carers, as well as raising money to fund research into finding a cure.
Each year, Pegasus Group chooses a Charity of the Year and enthusiastic fundraising takes place across the Group’s 16 regional offices. Previous beneficiaries have included Shelter, the Alzheimer’s Society and MIND.
CEO Jim Tarzey said: “We asked all of our 400 staff for nominations for Charity of the Year, from which Motor Neurone Disease Association was selected.
“MND has been in the news a lot recently, thanks to some high-profile fundraising by rugby legend Kevin Sinfield for his friend and team-mate Rob Burrow, and we are proud here at Pegasus to do anything we can to support the invaluable work and research of the MND Association.”
Ben Sharpe, Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager for the MND Association, commented: “‘We are so excited that the MND Association has been selected as the new charity partner with the Pegasus Group. The support from everyone at Pegasus over the next year will have such a positive impact on the quality of life for those living with and affected by motor neurone disease.”
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