Motor Neurone Disease Association benefits from Stamford fundraisers

Liam Palmer completes a skydive in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association EMN-140907-190411001
Liam Palmer completes a skydive in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association EMN-140907-190411001
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The Motor Neurone Disease Association - a cause close to the hearts of many people living in Stamford - is set to benefit from a series of events.

Ellen Chisholm, a keen supporter of the charity, hosted a garden party at her home in Ermine Way, Stamford.

The day included a barbecue, a quiz, a raffle and games for the children. There was also a drawing competition to win a gift set donated by Tinc, a shop in High Street, Stamford.

The children were asked to draw their favourite thing about summer.

Tinc’s manager Beckie Fitzsimons chose the winner; eight-year-old Imogen’s drawing of a water fight, which Beckie said was fun and imaginative.

The visitors were also asked to sign the MND Charter, which aims to bring more awareness of the needs of people living with the disease.

Thanks to the generosity of friends and neighbours the day raised £434, which will be split between supporting local people living with MND and research.

Ellen is also planning to walk the 26-mile six dale challenge in the Peak District with nine other women, including Heather Cullen.

Heather is the wife of Ned, a former Harrier pilot who suffers from the disease and is the inspiration behind much of the fundraising for the charity locally.

To find out more about Ellen’s fundraising achievements visit Readers can follow their progress on Twitter: @ellen_mnda

Liam Palmer, of Charlock Drive, Stamford, also bravely leapt 12,000ft from a plane in aid of the charity at Sibson Airfield for the charity.

Liam, who saw a school friend from Ketton lose his father Ray Skellett to the disease aged 41, raised £900 for the charity.

He also has a work colleague at Leicestershire Police Force who is also battling the disease.

Liam thanked Cummins Generator Technologies for its kind donation.

Susie Richards is hoping more people will bravely take on a tandem skydive. She has organised an event at Sibson Airfield on the weekend of September 13 and 14, for the charity, and in aid of Team Ned. To register for the skydive or to find out more details call 01832 280490 or e-mail