The generous donation went to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in Wirral to finance their brilliant work on the peninsula.
An anonymous donor has pledged over £100,000 to support the lives of others suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
This generous donation will help to change the lives of others with the disease.
Debbie Williams, the group’s chairperson said: “We were overwhelmed to receive this legacy that will make such a difference to the lives of those on the Wirral who have MND and their families.
A new MND key worker will be stationed at Wirral’s St. John’s Hospice and it is hoped that the successful applicant will begin work before the end of the year.
After careful consideration and discussions it was decided that part of the money will be used to create a completely new role.
“They will be an integral part of the local planning and coordination of multidisciplinary care in all relevant sectors, including the specialist MND care center at Walton Centre and the MND Association.
“The staff will work alongside people with MNDs, their families and carers in all their interactions with a wide range of professionals and authorities.
They will be a single point of contact on site throughout the “MND journey”, providing support and facilitating decision making and care planning.
“This is a completely new role, and part of the legacy will be used to fund the post for two years.
“This means that we must maintain our vital fundraising efforts to help the victims of this devastating neurological disease.
Debbie continued, “All the money left in the legacy is fenced in for special projects on the Wirral, but we want to do much more.
“There is such an urgent need for funds, both at a local level to help those affected – and unfortunately we receive new remittances regularly – and at a national level to fund much needed research. This is a terrible, cruel disease for which there is currently no cure.
Anyone who is interested in the new Key Worker position can apply here.
“But eventually someone will be found, and to achieve this goal, the growing number of MNDA supporters will continue their tireless and selfless fundraising efforts. We know that times are tough for everyone because of Covid, but every cent can help make such a difference”.
If you would like to help or donate to the Wirral Group, please send an email to [email protected]
The deadline for applicants is November 6.