Thursday, December 22, 2005

Local Couple Scale Great Heights for Charity

A couple from Ramsgate are hoping to raise £3000 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association by climbing Mont Blanc.

Sharon aged 35 and Mick aged 58 will tackle the highest mountain in Europe between 7 and 11 September 2006. They resolved to take part because Sharon’s mother was diagnosed with this devastating disease.

Sharon said “Being given this opportunity to help the vital work of the MND association which is the only national (voluntary) organisation of its kind dedicated to working on behalf of people with MND has enabled me to become focused and get very excited about the challenge that lays ahead during a time which is otherwise very uncertain for our wider family and myself.

MND is a rapidly progressive, fatal disease that can affect any adult at any time. The cause of MND, which affects around 5,000 people in this country alone at any one time, is unknown and there is no known cure.

The disease leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves, but the intellect and the senses are usually unaffected.

To prepare for the challenge Sharon and Mick are planning to subject their golden retriever ‘Meg’ to up to nine hours of walking in the Kent countryside and around the Thanet Coast so if you see them dig deep in your pockets and sponsor their efforts.

To sponsor Sharon and Mick please visit their official website at: www.justgiving.com/sharonandmickcairnsmnda or telephone Mick on 07966 225217 or Sharon on 07854 016661

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