Mark Styles shared some startling statistics about motor neuron disease (MND). There are 5,000 people diagnosed with MND in the UK, one third of whom will die within a year of diagnosis. By the end of year two the mortality rate is 50%. There is no cure. The illness is thought to be a combination of genetic disposition and environmental triggers.
The MND Association, that Mark represents, has 7,000 members, it runs a helpline and 20 Care Centres in England and Wales employing 170 staff. "It's an expensive business, being ill", said Mark. He thanked Rotary for their efforts and accepted a donation of £1200 for the charity.
Photo: left to right: Mark Styles, Ian Mowat, president Tenterden Rotary Club, Chris Milne
Tenterden Rotary Club meeting: Thurs 26 May 2016