MND challenge a cause close to home for Ardross resident Tonia Westmore


Siara Taylor and Ashlee Lawton joined in Tonia Westmore’s MND Mega Challenge.
Siara Taylor and Ashlee Lawton joined in Tonia Westmore’s MND Mega Challenge.

ARDROSS resident Tonia Westmore raised more than $7000 for research into motor neurone disease (MND) when she hosted a charity day at a Karawara business.

As chief executive of Gowrie WA, Ms Westmore used the Karawara premises to hold her MND Mega Challenge earlier this month.

Challenge participants paid $20 for 20 minutes on a treadmill, cross-trainer or spin bike that ran continuously for 24 hours.

Ms Westmore said she was first touched by MND when AFL legend Neale Daniher was diagnosed.

“Here was a role model and icon of ours that was tragically affected by this terminal condition,” Ms Westmore said.

“MND was then brought closer to us by the diagnosis of my 66-year-old aunty last year.

“So we wanted to do something during MND Week to really help everyone that is affected by this progressive neurological disease.”

Participants exceeded expectations and raised over $7000 for the MND Association of WA.