Rotary club boost for MND funds

Tynemouth Rotary president Archie McGlynn presents a cheque to Marion Dent, of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, with Bryan Rayner who organised the collection.
Tynemouth Rotary president Archie McGlynn presents a cheque to Marion Dent, of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, with Bryan Rayner who organised the collection.

Rotary members have given a funding boost to charity, thanks to shoppers’ generosity.

The Rotary Club of Tynemouth organised a collection at the local Morrisons’ store in North Shields.

And the additional money generated allowed members to present £1,000 to Marion Dent for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The charity is one of three supported by club president Archie McGlynn during his year in office.

He said: “Marion had talked to the club outlining the effect and treatments for the disease and the use of monies raised. We are delighted to be able to support it in its research into a possible cure.”

Ms Dent said: “We rely almost entirely on public donations, which fund the support of people with the disease and our research programme.”