IMNDA Ice Bucket Donations Reach €1m

Irish donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge craze has topped €1m, the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNDA) has said.

Aisling Farrell, CEO of the association, has said all the money raised by the initiative will make a difference.

She explained: "We're going to give 25% of all of the monies raised, directly to research.

"We've also seen a massive increase in the need of our services in the last couple of months, because there have been more people diagnosed.

"So we are going to be able to fill more gaps with the aids and appliances that people need, homecare grants and counselling services."

Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. The cause of the condition is not known, and currently, there is no cure, but symptoms can be managed.


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