Motor neurone disease charity receives nearly £30,000 thanks to fundraiser

A fundraiser was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture:

A fundraiser was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

A glittering fundraiser saw tens of thousands raised for a charity supporting those with motor neurone disease (MND).

Janey Chadd, Jules Savory, Paris Back and Pat Amey from the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and W

Janey Chadd, Jules Savory, Paris Back and Pat Amey from the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

Nearly 200 guests gathered in Woodton on Monday, June 4, for an evening in aid of the MND Association’s Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch.

The event - attended by consultant neurologist David Dick from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital - got under way with a sparkling wine and canape reception, before an entertaining performance from musical comedians Bounder and Cad.

Adam Drew (left) and Guy Hayward (right) from Bounder and Cad provided entertaintment. Picture: MND

Adam Drew (left) and Guy Hayward (right) from Bounder and Cad provided entertaintment. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

There was also a speech from branch member Judy Burns-Thomson, who spoke about the devastating challenges faced by patients and families with MND.

Thanks to the evening’s auction and raffle, as well as donations prior to the event from friends of the branch, more than £28,000 was raised.

Luke MacDonald of Cheffins at the fundraiser for the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney

Luke MacDonald of Cheffins at the fundraiser for the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

The branch, including committee members Pat Amey, Paris Back, Janey Chadd, Jules Savory and Jane Wickstead - would like to thank its sponsors and the evening’s guests for their generosity.

Paris Back, Pat Amey and Jane Wickstead from the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney bran

Paris Back, Pat Amey and Jane Wickstead from the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

A fundraising evening was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch.

A fundraising evening was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant

A fundraising evening was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch.

A fundraising evening was held in aid of the MND Association's Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney branch. Picture: MND Association - Credit: Archant