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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!
“Anyone that knows me knows I always have loads to say! My voice is very important to me. I still have lots of stories to tell…."
“At a wedding of a friend of mine, in early 2018, my friend was joking thinking I was drunk because I was slurring my speech, I had only had a couple of pints so I knew this wasn't the case”.
“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”
“Communications is key to everything we do. I am fighting every day to keep my voice. Please support this very worthy cause by staying silent for 30 minutes. Get your family involved in it too”