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Gary's Story

In July 2021 our friend and colleague Gary White was diagnosed with a devastating condition, Motor Neurone Disease.

Gary’s Gift was formed with a single goal in mind - To raise as much as we possibly can to support our friends, Gary, and Sarah as their battle with Motor Neurone Disease develops.

Why we're here...

In July 2021, Gary and his family’s world was turned upside when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict.

MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.

Gary is loyal, driven, loving and has a huge heart. He is always the first to be there and support you before you even ask. With the support of his employer, Gary has continued to work, which has helped to keep moral up and keep him laughing and smiling. Although Gary is now struggling to talk it’s still the same Gary.

Now it’s our turn to be there for Gary and his family.

Our aim is to raise as much as we possibly can to help Gary to buy much needed equipment, as his needs will dictate, but more importantly to help Gary to create some amazing memories with his family as they embark on the incomprehensibly difficulty time ahead of them.

We also want to raise awareness of just how devastating MND is.

Please join us in making a difference.

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