Ice Bucket Donations

The following two beneficiaries are recommended by local MND and other neurological illness patients:

1) Your local Hospice branch.

In PE go to http://www.hospice-pe.co.za/donate/ for various donation options.

Phone Melanie Manson @ 041 360 7070

2) The Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Africa – their website is http://www.mnda.org.za/

and their banking details from the site are:

To make a donation, please send a cheque to the Secretary, or better still by electronic transfer to:

MNDA of SA, Account Number: 270629130 at Standard Bank of SA Ltd, Rondebosch Branch Code: 025009.

Swift Code (essential for International Transfers):

SBZAZAJJ 02500911.

Please make sure to notify our Secretary:

Fax: +27 21 531 6131 or

email her at mndaofsa@global.co.za or

Phone Rina Myburgh in Cape Town @ Motor Neurone Disease / ALS Association of South Africa –  @ 021 5316130

Of course, if you are concerned that you would like the donation to go as close to the patients as possible, why not be creative and do just that – give something directly to each patient in your area: a food parcel, pay the electricity account, give them product, an aeroplane ticket, pay the chemist or physiotherapist account, car service, petrol voucher, clothes, movie tickets, show tickets etc etc. Many haven’t had a holiday in years …

I was reading an article today that in many cases up to 80% of donations given are used in admin costs and never get to the patient. By using a creative method in kind, you are ensuring that your donation goes directly to the patient!

Toekomst

Ed:

My condolences to Phillip and the girls on the tragic loss of their wife and mother Liese Henderson …

Originally posted on BrainStorms - Ed Lunnon's Blog:

11 October 2010: 4 years 1 month on …

Phew! What a week it’s been. If the disease doesn’t kill me, then surely this hectic schedule will! And this was supposed to be my rest week!

It was exactly a year ago today that I fell and broke my elbow. That resulted in surgery and two months of having a situation of “Look Mom No Hands!”  – a sort of de’ja vu of what lies ahead. It also resulted in the writing of my e-mail “Three years on …” which was the first entry and the start of what has become this blog site and our radio programme ED is in wED. (By the way, for those who don’t know, the word blog simply comes from the contraction of the words weB  LOG … an online web-based computerised diary if you like.)

It also poured with rain on that Sunday…

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