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Swimming from pier to pier for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Twenty members of staff in our Bristol office are taking part in a challenging open water swim this summer to raise money for our chosen charity of the year, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Many of the team have limited or no experience of open water swimming but have gamely put themselves forward to take part in the Bournemouth Pier to Pier Sunset Swim on Saturday 13th July 2019.  The event involves a 1.4 mile swim from Bournemouth to Boscombe Pier.

Motor neurone disease is a particularly despicable disease which sadly has touched the lives of a number of the team at Alder King.  We are therefore delighted to be trying to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.

There is already lots of banter in the office over training regimes and the best buoyancy aids!

We would welcome sponsorship of any size to help us reach our target of £2,500.

Please visit our JustGiving page to show your support.

Thank you from all the team at Alder King.

About Motor Neurone Disease:

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing neurological condition affecting up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time. The disease causes messages from nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that control movement to gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.

The result is that people become locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. Some may experience changes in thinking and behaviour, with a proportion experiencing a rare form of dementia. MND does not usually affect senses such as sight, sound and feeling.

MND kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis. It affects all communities, with a person’s lifetime risk of developing MND around 1 in 300. Today six people will be diagnosed and six will die from MND. There is no cure.


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