Nicola Crossan

Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes

More than 80% of people living with MND will experience some form of speech difficulty during their illness – some will lose their voice completely.

I’m losing my voice so others can be heard. 

Please give a Silence donation and help me reach my fundraising target in support of people living with MND. 

By donating today – not only are you helping to fund our frontline nursing service, extra home care hours and critical equipment that's needed to keep people at home - you are also giving a voice to people with MND.

Vital equipment that the IMNDA provides includes communication aids like iPads with Predictable App so people with affected speech can still have conversations with their loved ones.

Our MND community have never felt more isolated or vulnerable. And right now, there are more than 400 people affected by this cruel and debilitating disease all across Ireland. 

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is the only organisation in this country supporting these families and it’s a charity that’s very close to my heart. 

Please support my fundraising efforts and help me ensure that every person living with MND can be heard.

Thank you.

#Voice4MND

My Achievements

My Updates

A few words from Mike’s wife Maeve

Tuesday 1st Feb
Thank you Nicola Crossan for raising awareness and funds for IMNDA.   Every day is a challenge for Mike. Besides muscle loss he also has breathing difficulties so he has to limit his time speaking. Today was his first day out since 23rd  December. He went for a short first drive in his electric wheelchair .  Hopefully this lifeline will make him feel more independent. We have wonderful support from his doctor and IMND team and local occupational people. I am his 24/7 Carer and it's a whole new life experience for me too. Anyone that takes on the sponsored silence challenge will definately be appreciated by us and IMNDA.  Thank you again x  Maeve O'Healy-Harte

Pay to keep me silent

Tuesday 1st Feb
I’m giving up my voice for 24hours!!!
For those of you that know me well, I never stop talking so the opportunity to pay for my silence may seem very appealing😂
I was compelled to participate in this fundraiser when a hairdressing industry legend for more than 45 years Mike Harte developed MND.
MND is a rare, rapid& fatal disease affecting the Nerve cells which affect voluntary muscles in the body.  #Voice4MND is a campaign to highlight the fact that some people living with MND will be affected with speech difficulties, while others may even lose their voice completely. On February 20th I will experience for 24hours what it is like to lose my voice to increase awareness about the impact of MND and raise some funds to contribute to communication devices for people like Mike battling this awful illness!
Please donate even if it’s only a very small amount to help me reach my target of €1000!
And remember my nearest and dearest the bonus is you have a full 24hours without my constant chattering on the 20th February 🥴💋

Thank you to my Sponsors

157.50

Eddiss .

157.50

Gemma Crossan

136.50

Pd

105

Thomas Feely

78.75

Anonymous

78.75

John Kearney

78.75

Anonymous

52.50

Darren Barlow

Ssssh!🙂

50

Anonymous

50

Fiona Howley

Good women

50

Martin

Well Done Nicola

30

Margaret Mc Entee

Well done Nicola❤️

26.25

Pk

25

Sandra Carty

21

Mark Mc Guire

Well done Nicola for highlighting this worthy cause

21

Tony Evans

Well done Nicola

20

Eileen Curran Boyle

Great cause..Fair play to you Nicola x

20

Lenka

Done babes

12.60

Anonymous

10.50

Niall Cawley

10.50

Valerie Deady

10.50

Anonymous

10

Amanda Obrien

Very best of luck with your fundraiser. A very worthy cause.

10

Anonymous

10

Ems

Best of luck with the 24hr silence