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Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes
Support people with Motor Neurone Disease this February
This February we are once again running our sponsored silence campaign #Voice4MND. All we ask is that you stay silent for a minimum of 30 minutes so you can experience what it would be like to lose your voice. Imagine one hour, imagine one day, imagine one week without your voice. We want you to give up your voice so you can experience what it is like for someone with Motor Neurone Disease.
More than 80% of people living with MND will experience some form of speech difficulty during their illness – some will lose their voice completely.
All you need to do is pick a day and duration for your silence, register and share!
Take on our challenge this February and lose your voice so others can be heard.
How it works
1. Register your Silence
This couldn’t be simpler! Set up your Sponsored Silence fundraising page, add your story and some photos so it's personal to you.
2. Invite and Share
Nominate friends and families to join you – get your school or work colleagues to take part and share your own page on social media or by email.
3. Shhhhhhhh and raise funds!
Your page is ready now it’s time to take on your silence for your chosen duration. Don’t forget to keep your supporters updated and share your progress. Good luck!
“Sometimes it is assumed I am drunk or have an intellectual disability, but whatever the assumption, the word I find that fits the experience for me is “diminishing”.
I feel ‘less than’ compared to how I used to be and vulnerable, not being able to express or explain myself”
“I’m getting involved with the Sponsored Silence this year to honour my husband and create awareness for other patients and their families as the IMNDA play the vital role in all areas of support. May it be from technology, to help your loved have a voice, or from wheelchair assistance for independence, the IMNDA are your first port of call after diagnosis. Please register as it’s vitally important.”
“What I miss most about losing my voice is being able to have chats with my daughter, Mari and conversations with friends”