A very big thank you to Nick Moretti (pictured left with Graham Opie, MND NSW CEO) and his wonderful team from the Newcastle Italian Film Festival. This is the 5th year the Festival has supported the work of MND NSW with the most recent Festival raising $14,000. A huge achievement.

Thank you to the Kootingal Hotel and their amazing supporters who have raised over $16,700 for motor neurone disease from their Mullets for MND event. The idea for the event was to raise awareness and funds, and to have some fun along the way. The months of mullet growing culminated in a day of family fun, live music and the mullet judging competition. Thank you to the Kootingal community for your support.

Are you caring for someone with MND in NSW? Would you like to be part of a telephone support group that focuses upon building your strengths as a carer? Through MND NSW’s continued partnership with Carers NSW, their National Counselling program offers MND carers the Carer Well Being Talk-Link Program. The next program is commencing Tuesday 12 February 2019 and this six week telephone support group is free and suitable for anyone who is caring role. Find out more here

Dr Justin Yerbury, MND researcher from UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia was named Wollongong’s Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards ceremony on Tuesday night. For over a decade, Dr Yerbury has been actively involved in motor neurone disease advocacy, fundraising and research. Not only has he worked internationally, but has built a world recognised MND research group in the Illawarra. Photo: Illawarra Mercury 

A big thank you to the Newcastle Royals who recently held a trivia night to raise money for MND NSW as well as one of their founding members recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The event received fantastic support with around 230 people in attendance. A donation of $2,805 was made to MND NSW from the night. A special thank you to Rob Akers who coordinated the event, and to everyone who provided their support.

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