High tea for MND in Mandurah

Falcon’s Drew Bathgate with (from right) daughter Tia Bathgate, wife Maureen Bathgate and sister Gaewyn Northery.
Falcon’s Drew Bathgate with (from right) daughter Tia Bathgate, wife Maureen Bathgate and sister Gaewyn Northery.

A MANDURAH family is hoping their upcoming fundraiser will help those newly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) face an easier battle.

Falcon resident Drew Bathgate and his family have experienced the difficulties of the disease first hand after Mr Bathgate was diagnosed with MND in 2013 and told he had just three to five years to live.

Now six years on, Mr Bathgate’s family have organised a high tea fundraiser with hopes of raising as much money as possible for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA (MNDAWA).

Share a cuppa for MND

His niece Kasey Elliot said the organisation had provided “exceptional” support and assistance since the diagnosis and the family had wanted to give something back.

“I thought it would be nice to hold a small high tea with family and friends to catch up and spread awareness of MND,” she said.

“Some of my friends didn’t know that this disease affected my family and after speaking to a few people it was decided to invite everyone as there have been many locals that have had a loved one pass away from this disease.”

The High Tea for MND event at Catch22 will include a range of delicious treats, games, raffles and a fashion show from Love to Be.

“It’s a great opportunity to catch up with a friend and spread awareness of this horrible disease,” she said.

“There is no current cure for MND and it can affect anyone.

“It is easy to see how much of an impact the MNDAWA team has on local families and all the proceeds will go to MNDAWA to help provide assistance to families living with MND.”

The High Tea for MND fundraiser will be held at Catch22 from 10am to 12pm on August 30.

Visit here for more information or to buy a ticket to the event.