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In support of MNDA Oxford

About

Jill Garner tells why she has got

involved

Six years ago if someone had asked me about MND I would have struggled to come up with a sensible answer. I will admit that even now I am still rather ignorant, and that my ignorance for a long while was down to cowardice. I knew it wasn’t going to be good news and I couldn’t bring myself to learn about this horrid disease which was going to hurt my wonderful loving Father and family. I have since taken a positive, and I may even say selfish step, of joining the local MNDA Branch here in Oxfordshire, as a Volunteer Fundraiser. The fantastic positivity of those people who dedicate their free time to helping, campaigning for and supporting those suffering with MND and their carers, is infectious and energising. Since October last year, I have had the pleasure of working with these incredible people many of who I feel I can now call friends. They have provided me with a positive way of looking at this horrible illness, of finding a way to pull together as a small community and bring moments of joy and happiness to those whose lives are affected by MND. It is still early days and at the moment I feel I am being carried along by the fantastic people out there who want to do as much as they can to fundraise or raise awareness.
I have a few challenges of my own to come hough, with the Happy Valley Festival on 17th June (same date as my Fathers birthday surprisingly enough!) Childrey Festival, 1st July and a charity quiz in August, oh and helping to organise a Barn Dance, in September. So I will definitely be busy.  I love it. Anything I can do to feel like I am helping in any small way is good. Good for those with MND, Good for their families, and Good for Me! If you have ever thought, even for a moment about joining your local MNDA Branch, either formally, or just to bake a cake then don’t hesitate! A very successful Wantage  Zumbathon Jill and another keen fundraiser Lynne Harrison supported the event. They are key members of

the newly formed branch fundraising group.

On the 5th May 2017, the Formula 1 Williams head office in Wantage came alive with the sound of salsa music. Was this a new keep fit incentive for the Williams drivers? Had Nigel Mansell taken up a new pastime? Or had we been invaded by the Italian Grand Prix? Nope! A lovely lady called Maria Collins and a number of her friends and family, decided to arrange a ZUMBATHON for 3 hours to raise money for three charities close to their earts, MNDA, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and Special Effects. In June 2016, Maria’s sister in law was diagnosed with MND so Maria decided that she would undertake this challenge to raise awareness and money for the charity which was so close to her heart. And she and her friends did a fantastic effort, raising around £1500 (just for the MND) which is amazing. Well done to Maria, and her friends and family for a wonderful day!!!
Jillís Circus
© Lorem ipsum dolor sit Nulla in mollit pariatur in, est ut dolor eu eiusmod lorem 2013
“In support of MNDA Oxford”

About

Jill Garner tells why she has got

involved

Six years ago if someone had asked me about MND I would have struggled to come up with a sensible answer. I will admit that even now I am still rather ignorant, and that my ignorance for a long while was down to cowardice. I knew it wasn’t going to be good news and I couldn’t bring myself to learn about this horrid disease which was going to hurt my wonderful loving Father and family. I have since taken a positive, and I may even say selfish step, of joining the local MNDA Branch here in Oxfordshire, as a Volunteer Fundraiser. The fantastic positivity of those people who dedicate their free time to helping, campaigning for and supporting those suffering with MND and their carers, is infectious and energising. Since October last year, I have had the pleasure of working with these incredible people many of who I feel I can now call friends. They have provided me with a positive way of looking at this horrible illness, of finding a way to pull together as a small community and bring moments of joy and happiness to those whose lives are affected by MND. It is still early days and at the moment I feel I am being carried along by the fantastic people out there who want to do as much as they can to fundraise or raise awareness.
I have a few challenges of my own to come hough, with the Happy Valley Festival on 17th June (same date as my Fathers birthday surprisingly enough!) Childrey Festival, 1st July and a charity quiz in August, oh and helping to organise a Barn Dance, in September. So I will definitely be busy.  I love it. Anything I can do to feel like I am helping in any small way is good. Good for those with MND, Good for their families, and Good for Me! If you have ever thought, even for a moment about joining your local MNDA Branch, either formally, or just to bake a cake then don’t hesitate! A very successful Wantage  Zumbathon Jill and another keen fundraiser Lynne Harrison supported the event. They are key members of

the newly formed branch fundraising group.

On the 5th May 2017, the Formula 1 Williams head office in Wantage came alive with the sound of salsa music. Was this a new keep fit incentive for the Williams drivers? Had Nigel Mansell taken up a new pastime? Or had we been invaded by the Italian Grand Prix? Nope! A lovely lady called Maria Collins and a number of her friends and family, decided to arrange a ZUMBATHON for 3 hours to raise money for three charities close to their earts, MNDA, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and Special Effects. In June 2016, Maria’s sister in law was diagnosed with MND so Maria decided that she would undertake this challenge to raise awareness and money for the charity which was so close to her heart. And she and her friends did a fantastic effort, raising around £1500 (just for the MND) which is amazing. Well done to Maria, and her friends and family for a wonderful day!!!
Jillís Circus