When the Hobart Hurricanes looked like getting flogged by the Melbourne Renegades, Brayden Hayes posted on Facebook that if the Hurricanes could come back and win he would run from Hobart to Burnie for charity, in his undies. When the Hurricanes made a massive come back and won everyone was shocked, including Brayden who decided to honor his post and run for a cause!
Brayden is donating all money raised to two causes close to him - Diddy's Day Out and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Tasmania.
MND Tasmania wishes Brayden all the best for his run and thanks him and his team for their support.
A Legana man has authored an anthology of stories which will support a cause that is close to his heart. David Brelsford was impacted by motor neurone disease when a friend died from the disease 16 years ago. David's book Crossroads can be purchased at Petrarch's Bookshop, located at 89 Brisbane Street Launceston, for $16.95.
Northern Support Group
The Northern Support Group invites all members and supporters of MND Tasmania to its meetings. The Ravenswood facility is comfortable and suitable to use as a stopover venue for a day trip.
Meetings are held from 11 AM to 1 PM on the fourth Monday of every second month
Meeting dates 2017: March 27, May 29, July 24, September 25, November TBA
The Ravenswood Community Health Centre, 39 – 41 Lambert St., Ravenswood (excellent accessible comfortable facilities and parking)
Southern Support Group
No Southern Support Group meetings are scheduled until further notice. Please note that members from any part of the State are welcome to attend the Northern Support Group meetings in Launceston.
Would you or someone you know consider volunteering for one of the following roles?
Northern Support Group coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer who will take on this role for the rest of this year. It involves setting the dates for and attending Support Group meetings, booking the venue and liaising with the people who attend regularly to provide a welcoming environment for people who come along. Mary Erickson and other Board members will assist and support this person
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In Tasmania the Better Access to Palliative Care (BAPC) project is working towards providing the best possible palliative care for people with life- limiting illness, including through developing a Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter. The Charter will be an agreement between Tasmanian palliative care service providers and the people of Tasmania about the way in which palliative care is provided in the community.
To ensure that the Charter reflects the views of community members, we are conducting a survey and we would greatly appreciate your input to that. To complete the survey, please click here
The first Deloitte Access Economics Report on the Economic analysis of motor neurone disease (MND) in Australia reveals that the total cost of MND in Australia was $2.37 billion in 2015, comprising $430.9 million in economic costs and $1.94 billion in burden of disease costs. The report, commissioned by MND Australia, was launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 24 February 2016.