Brighter Futures staff walk to help MND Jersey

Brighter Futures staff walk - 5th April 2022.

On Tuesday 5th April 2022, members of the Brighter Futures staff team will undertake a 10-mile walk, to raise funds for both Brighter Futures and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association - Jersey Branch. The route will take us from St. Ouen, along the five-mile road, then through Corbiere, St. Brelade and St. Aubin and into St. Helier, along the Esplanade.

If you are able to sponsor our staff members, we would be very grateful. You can do this via JustGiving.

We’re undertaking this challenge because we want to raise awareness of and funds for MND, a life-changing condition for which sadly, there is currently no cure.

Earlier this year, someone close to the hearts of all at Brighter Futures was sadly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. They remain someone who makes us smile each day. We will be thinking of them and talking about how they have inspired us as we walk and take in some of Jersey’s beautiful coastline (and its many steep bits.)

Any proceeds raised from this walk will be divided equally between Brighter Futures Jersey (Registered Charity No 204) and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Registered Charity No 043).

Brighter Futures supports families in Jersey who are facing significant difficulties or challenges in their lives. The charity works with around 170 families at any time for a range of reasons, including physical ill health and mental health issues, many of whom are referred with high-risk and complex difficulties, including child protection concerns. From our facility at the Bridge families access a variety of services and programmes on a voluntary basis for up to 3 years who are able to return for further support where needed. We have been supporting families since opening our services in 2008.

The priorities of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are Patient Care, Creating Public Awareness and Fundraising. The Charity can help with funding specialist equipment and services to meet the needs of those affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Jersey, enabling patients to remain in their own home for as long as possible. It also helps to fund research into MND to learn more about the disease and help find treatments and hopefully one day a cure.

We will keep you updated on social media – look out for the Brighter Futures flags on the day!

Thank you for your support - please help us if you can.


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