Supporting the wider community is incredibly important to us here at InVentry. Meet our chosen charity for the year ahead; MNDA
From assisting schools with their improvement projects to raising money for local charities, we always aim to help others where we can. After raising an incredible £4328 for Touchstone last year, this year we are putting all our fundraising efforts into a charity very close to our hearts; the Motor Neurone Disease Association(MNDA)
MNDA work tirelessly to support the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) community and spread hope for a world free from Motor Neurone Disease. For the past 40 years, MNDA have strived to increase support and build a community to ensure no one has to face MND alone.
The work that this charity does is phenomenal in funding and promoting research that leads to a deeper understanding of this disease and new treatments that bring the world closer to a cure for MND, all whilst supporting people with MND, their families and carers.
What is Motor Neurone Disease?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) affects the nerves called motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. These nerves tell your muscles what to do. When motor neurones are damaged, it can affect the way your body works.
With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads the muscles to weaken. MND is life shortening and unfortunately there is no cure. There is a 1 in 300 risk of being diagnosed with MND. With up to 5000 people living with MND in the UK at any one time, MND is not seen as a common disease. This is why MNDA work tirelessly to raise awareness and support for this community.
So, what are our plans to support MNDA?
To help MNDA with their mission, our wonderful charity committee have planned a wide range of fundraising activities to take place throughout the year in order to raise money for our chosen cause. Our fundraising attempts are already well underway, following our first charity event that took place back in March 2022 where we arranged a fantastic fuddle to take place in the office. With the team bringing in a selection of tasty treats for lunch, we raised an incredible £226 for MNDA.
And that’s just the start of it! From office easter egg hunts and family fun days, through to the tackling the gruelling Total Warrior course, we are ready to get stuck in and dig deep to raise money for the fight for MNDA. Inspired by Kevin Sinfield supporting Rob Burrows and others courageously battling Motor Neurone Disease, we’re even taking on our our 7 in 7 challenge, which involves completing 7 tough activities over the course of 7 weeks. Read all about the challenge here.
The funds we raise through our charity work will go towards the incredible services that MNDA can offer to help make a real difference to those with Motor Neurone Disease, along with supporting their vital research to provide hope for the future.
Here’s a few words from Richard and Charlotte at MNDA…
‘We are so excited about InVentry’s charity campaign in support of the MND Association. Without the support of companies like InVentry, it wouldn’t be possible for us to deliver our range of care services that provide essential support for all those affected by MND or to invest in ground-breaking research that leads to new understanding of the disease, treatments and ultimately a cure for this terrible disease. We look forward to working with the team at InVentry to help make a real difference to everyone affected by MND.’
Get involved with our fundraising efforts!
If you would like to join us in our mission to raise as much money as possible for Motor Neurone Disease, you can support our efforts by making a donation to our fundraising page.
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