On Sunday 20th November local artists will come together to show of their talents at the Christmas Craft Fair from 12 noon to 5pm in The Ragg (Inch. Thurles).
This event is being organized by local ladies Margaret Carthy and Kathleen Jackman. Kathleen has had Motor Neurone Disease (MND) for 11 years now and is a true inspiration to anyone who meets her.
Please come along and support this great event. Enjoy the large selection of stalls full of local and handmade crafts. All proceeds from prize packed raffle will go to THE IRISH MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION (IMNDA)
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people of all ages and there is no cure. There are approx 320 living with MND in any one time in Ireland. 15 in Co Tipperary. Life expectancy is 3-5 years.
The IMNDA provides specialized services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, counselling, advice and home visits by MND Nurse Specialists. The association also funds research.
In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate over 75% of its income.