Thank you to the MG Car Club Newcastle for donating $750 to MND NSW. Pictured is President of the Club, Dave Atkins and one of our ambassadors in the Newcastle area, Patti Conway, at the presentation night on 8 July 2016.

Tony Gregoriou, owner of Tony’s Chicken Shop, donated $1 from every chicken sold during the month of March to MND NSW. Tony’s mother, Andriani, died from MND late last year. The fundraiser was a big success with $3,000 raised. Thank you Tony for your support.

Thank you to Team ReJoyce for another great fundraiser for MND NSW held recently at the Robertson Inn. More than 100 people attended a wonderful dinner with some great music by ‘Scared Stiff’ raising over $5,000.

Motor neurone disease has touched the lives of many families. Karalee Baker has a history of MND in her family, with her maternal great grandmother, maternal grandmother and father dying from MND. Karalee’s mother was also diagnosed with MND in 2014. With a history of MND on both sides of their family, Karalee and her siblings have a higher chance of being diagnosed with the disease sometime in their lives.

Karalee is determined to raise awareness of MND and raise funds for answers into the disease. She will run 45 kilometres from Queanbeyan to Gundaroo on the day of the Gundaroo Music Festival, 8 October 2016, and is expected to arrive at at Gundaroo around 2pm. A fundraising page has been set up to give us all the opportunity to donate to the cause.

We wish Karalee the very best in her journey, and urge you to dig deep and support her quest to raise funds for MND research.

To learn more about Karalee’s journey, and donate, head to

Bob Templeman has worked tirelessly as an MND NSW board member and volunteer for many decades and has helped shape the direction of MND NSW. Since retiring from the board, Bob continues to assist our Association and was thrilled to be the guest speaker representing MND NSW at the July meeting of the Blue Mountains Gardens and Beautification Group at Springwood Sports Club. The event went well with more than 20 members in attendance. Thank you Bob for your continued involvement in raising community awareness about MND.

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