My office decided to direct funds from this month's casual days to theMotor Neurone Disease Association. MND is a degenerative desease of the nerve cells which control the muscles we use to function - breath, speak, move. MND progresses quickly and is a death sentence, with survival after diagnosis averaging less than 3 years. The MNDASA has various ways that it provides support to sufferers and carers. You may also consider donation to research in this are via the MND Research Institute of Australia.
It's amazing what happens when you fling open the doors. We've decided that April's Casual Day funds will go to Australind Children's Fund, who provide aid to orphan, destitute, homeless, abandoned, physically and mentally handicaped children and young people in overseas countries as well as indigenous young people of Australia and New Zealand.