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MND sufferer's dying blog sparks fundraising initiative

MND sufferer's dying blog sparks fundraising initiative
21st July 2009

The late Neil Platt, a sufferer of motor neurone disease (MND) who kept a daily blog about his battle until his final days, has become the inspiration for a pair of fundraisers.

Hayley Forster and Kelly Carrotte have joined forces to honour the 34-year-old father of one and are to host the Lots, Frocks and Dickie Bows event at the Royal Armouries in September, the Morley Observer revealed.

The get-together will be a dinner dance and will split the money made equally between the MND Association and the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience.

Commenting on Mr Platt's life, Ms Carrotte told the newspaper: "Neil was a truly inspirational man whose story touched a great many people. We are determined to raise as much money as possible to help find treatments and one day a cure for this devastating disease."

Last week, the MND Association called on the government to do more work for people with the condition, stating that the current healthcare system does not respond correctly to their needs.

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