Susan was invited to talk to the Manchester and Salford Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) on Wednesday 7 November. Susan spoke about the unique hydrotherapy project the Practice are involved in, in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance (GMNA) and Bolton Neuro Voices. Participant feedback has been very positive – one participant, Bill Bradley, when asked for his feedback after his session on Wednesday, said “Enjoyed it even more than usual. I am using my legs more than I have – and I did work on my back. Talking to the physios and the other people helps me mentally – makes me feel more optimistic“. Barbara Tew, an active committee member for the Manchester and Salford MNDA, has been an active supporter of the project since its inception and has encouraged MNDA member participation.

Whilst at the Salford and Manchester MNDA, Susan learned more about the group activities at both National and local level. Susan was interested to learn about the MNDA Charter – a list of rights for people living with MNDA – to raise awareness of the needs of people with MND at government level.

Why not join Susan and the team in signing the Charter online?

A keen cyclist herself, Susan was fascinated by the local group’s wooden bike project. Three friends have built a wooden bike called Narnia (after the wardrobe!!!) and aim to be in the Guiness book of records for the fastest wooden bike, whilst raising money for the MNDA. This beautiful and fascinating machine has no screws, no nails and no glue.

Why not join Susan and the team in offering your support?