Hugs for street appeal

Freedom Riders Anne Salisbury with husband Frank Salisbury. Picture: Marcelo Palacios         www.communitypix.com.au   d437532
Freedom Riders Anne Salisbury with husband Frank Salisbury. Picture: Marcelo Palacios        www.communitypix.com.au d437532

The motorcycle enthusiasts � known as the Freedom Riders � have encouraged their friends and family to join in the appeal and urged members of the community who may have a few hours to spare to join in and help raise funds for research into 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 whilst 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 people living with MND.