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June is Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month

Friday, June 17th, 2016 by morethan

June is Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month run by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and this year’scampaign is about sharing shortened stories of real people whose lives have been, or will be, cut short due to MND.  People connect with other people much more than with cold facts and figures although the facts are shocking – MND is fatal and there is no cure!

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.  Unfortunately MND kills a third of people within a year and more than half within 2 years of diagnosis.   It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

So while some things change, every Awareness Month the focus on real people stays the same.  Take a look at Steve, Robert or Jo’s real life stories of living with MND.   Very inspirational and moving.

Please visit the MDNA website for more information and how to get involved in fundraising and use #mnd in your social media posts.  You can even fundraise by taking part in our Silence Speaks campaign – stay silent for a few hours each day and raise money for this worthwhile cause.

More Than Mobility would like to make sure that the journey through Motor Neurone Disease is as comfortable as possible so do take a look at our range of mobility products to help you or a family member.  Our mobility products including offers on mobility scooters, wheelchairs, electric adjustable beds, walking aids and useful daily living aids.

Also don’t forget you can get £50 SAVING when you spend over £500 at More Than Mobility this summer.  Please quote SUMMER50 when ordering online or by telephone.  Visit our website for more information and offers.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

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Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month!

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by morethan

It’s June and Motor Neurone Disease Association is holding a special month of awareness.   More Than Mobility are supporters of this charity here in the UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association and would like us to help raise awareness of this terrible disease.

MND is a life-changing illness and help is available for everyone, whether you are living with MND or close to someone who has been diagnosed. The association says that between 80 and 95 per cent of people with MND will experience communication problems and with that in mind is working hard to ensure they all have their voices heard. The association says that people with MND find it hard to explain the condition to people, including healthcare professionals.

People with MND say that spreading the word can be a powerful way to keep their voice, when their own might be getting fainter.

Facts about MND are:

  • MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
  • MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
  • Half of people with MND will die within 14 months of diagnoses.
  • There is no cure.
  • For more information go to: www.mndassociation.org

There are lots of ways to get involved during the month including helping to raise money to support people suffering from this condition. You can simply donate, become a member of the group to show your support, or you can take part in fundraising events.

More Than Mobility would like to make sure that the journey through Motor Neurone Disease is as comfortable as possible so we have special offers on mobility products this month including:

Click here for more information of our June mobility offers.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

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Why is Euan’s Guide, a disabled access review website and app getting so much attention?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by morethan

The founder of Euan’s Guide, Euan MacDonald became disabled due to Motor Neurone Disease diagnosed 10 years ago, he got frustrated that the only way to discover if a venue was fully accessible was by visiting it himself. Euan has a ventilator, speaks with a speech synthesizer and uses a powered wheelchair to get around. To help him get about he started to note down the accessible venues in his home city of Edinburgh. Soon they had the beginnings of Euan’s Guide, a disability review website and smart phone app.

600 places have been reviewed by disabled people in 250 towns across the UK with 400 more reviews by the venues themselves. Six people now work for Euan’s Guide, including Euan’s sister Kiki MacDonald, who recently gave up her job in investment management to focus on the project.

It’s a free service and there’s no advertising because Euan’s Guide is funded entirely by the MacDonald family. It has been endorsed by JK Rowling whose mum had MS and Professor Stephen Hawking, who, like Euan, has MND. Euan MacDonald hopes the guide will cut out hours of phone calls and research for users and that it’ll remove the “fear of the unknown” when visiting somewhere for the first time.

Here at More Than Mobility we think Euan’s Guide is a fantastic idea as it allows users to visit new places with confidence. We also like the fact that they don’t just feature accommodation, restaurants and tourist attractions – the site allows users to review places that they go to every day, such as stations, supermarkets and post offices – you can even review outdoor spaces such as parks or well-known locations such as London’s Piccadilly Circus. Venues can give more detailed information on their accessibility features.

If you struggle to get out and about, make your life easier and check out Euan’s guide.

More Than Mobility Team
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Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by morethan

June is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month.  Over at the Motor Neurone Disesase Association, they see the value in raising awareness of this disease as it enables them to back more crucial research into the causes of MND, to help bring a cure closer.  Their theme is called VOICE; encouraging people to spread the word for MND sufferers when their voice might be getting fainter. MND affects the motor neurones or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting leading most sufferers to become registered disabled.

Here at More Than Mobility we don’t want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs. So do visit our website and take a look at some of our products on offer today!

More Than Mobility Team
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