Biker couple rev up fundraising efforts

Give generously if you see Anne and Frank Salisbury and you might just get a hug in return.
Give generously if you see Anne and Frank Salisbury and you might just get a hug in return.

The motorcycle enthusiasts have encouraged their friends and family members to support the appeal and are now urging members of the community who have a few hours to spare to join in and help raise funds for research into motor neurone disease (MND).

Mr Salisbury said MND killed two Australians every week.

�MND isn�t like all the well-publicised diseases like cancer and heart disease,� he said.

�No-one knows anything about MND, but it�s killing two Aussies every day and both my wife Anne and I are passionate about supporting the cause.

�As well as hitting the streets to ask for donations during the street appeal on Friday, Anne has also come up with the idea of Hug a Biker too so, as a bit of fun, we�ll be offering free hugs for anyone who donates.�

MNDAWA executive officer Maeve Egan urged people to make a donation if they saw collectors out and about during the day.

�The Motor Neurone Disease Association aims to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease while supporting extended family,� she said.

�We rely heavily on fundraising and our wonderful supporters like Anne and Frank, and we are committed to increasing public awareness of MND to be able to continue the crucial work we do in the community.�

Donors will receive a blue cornflower, the organisation�s symbol of hope for people living with MND and a sign of hope to find the cause, develop effective treatments and discover a cure.