DRINK TEA FOR MND: Christy Lehane, Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Disease Chairman, is calling for online support to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association as this year’s flag days have had to be cancelled.
By Michelle Crean
Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone who usually hold their annual flag day in Killarney town on the weekend of June 21 have had to cancel this year due to current restrictions – but are asking the public to support them online.
With international MND/ALS day celebrated throughout the world on June 21 every year – the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association traditionally hosted a ‘Drink Tea for MND’ fundraiser on this week. However, this year is different because COVID -19 pandemic restrictions means the local and national flag days are cancelled.
All is not lost though because the IMNDA came up with the novel idea of hosting a ‘Virtual Drink Tea for MND’ and Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone are happy to lend their support and encouragement to the superb initiative and encourage people to take part.
“All proceeds donated will be very much appreciated as this year as many fundraising events had to be cancelled,” Christy Lehane, Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Disease Chairman, told the Killarney Advertiser.
“The IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public to carry out all its vital services and as I have said many times in the past it is the public and supporters of the organisation who generate over 83 percent of its income. KFMN say thanks again to our loyal friends and supporters who never left us down in the past and hopefully this venture will be your cup of tea.”
To get involved check out www.imnda.ie.