By Amanda Brian
My two boys Marcus (10 years old) and Harry (8 years old) unfortunately lost their Nana to MND in April 2018. Nana was only diagnosed 8 months earlier. The boys didn’t really understand what was going on.
It wasn’t until Nana’s passing that Harry suggested doing a fundraiser for MND. Harry approached his school Principal who agreed to do a gold coin donation free dress day at school, Harry asked if the students could come to school dressed in blue from head to toe as MND effects people from head to toe. The blue MND Day was Wednesday 20th June. Harry did a speech at school assembly telling everyone what MND was and how they can help. He told the teachers and students how fundraising can help find a cure.
In the meantime I contacted MND Victoria about Harry selling merchandise to raise money. Harry sat at the local bakery from 9am-3pm on Saturday the 16th and sold over $700 worth and with back orders. Harry was then asked to go back the following Saturday.
Harry’s fundraising was mentioned on the Lang Lang notice board where he received over 180 likes. Harry also had some people asking where to donate online. Harry’s grandad matched Harry’s sales from Saturday and donated $900!
When Harry’s fundraiser reaches his target we will tip a bucket off ice on him as that’s what he would love to do for his nana!
Harry and Marcus have now raised an incredible $2,601 to provide vital support for people with MND and fund MND research!
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