Motor-on for Motor Neurone Disease

$45,251 donated
Given by 267 generous donors in around 9 months

Fundraising for UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research


We are fundraising for the development of an innovative medical device to help patients like our dad continue to swallow safely. Swallowing disorders can affect patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), stroke and cancer. Imagine not being able to swallow safely? You couldn’t enjoy your favourite meal or savour your favourite beverage.

Your donation will enable the University of Canterbury Rose Centre to develop a device that will allow patients to do intensive computer based treatment at home, while being monitored remotely by their clinician. This will be a life-changer for so many patients especially those who struggle to travel to the clinic.

Thank you for joining us in the “drive” to help people - like Dad - continue to swallow safely.

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“Motor-on for MND” meets “Ride-on for MND”  8 March 2022

Special day catching up with Anna and Bryn as they bike pack from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise awareness for the Rose Centre

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Peter and Jane
Peter and Jane on 30 Mar 2022
Annie on 28 Mar 2022
Lawrence on 24 Mar 2022
Michael Soper
Michael Soper on 24 Mar 2022
Being an automotive enthusiast and mechanical engineer myself I can't begin to imagine the struggles the family has been going through, best wishes for finding solutions to help those that need it most
Brian on 22 Mar 2022
My wife died of motor neurone My thoughts are with you Good luck

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This campaign started on 20 Jul 2021 and ended on 30 Apr 2022.