CHESHIRE’S branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is appealing for a new volunteer treasurer to join the committee.

The voluntary group, which raises funds and awareness of motor neurone disease in the Cheshire area while supporting those affected by the condition, is keen to hear from anyone who believes they have the skills and experience to take the role.

Motor neurone disease is a condition that causes the death of neurones, which send messages from the brain to the muscles. Once the neurones die, the muscles waste away and eventually result in the sufferer being able to move, speak, swallow and breathe without assistance.

Some experience in accounts and administration would be beneficial and serving on the committee requires attendance at branch meetings, which usually take place four times per year. The treasurer would also be expected to attend and help organise some of the group’s fundraising events.

Martin White, the current treasurer who is standing down due to family commitments, has wholeheartedly recommended the role. He said: “It has definitely been worth investing my time for such a deserving cause. "The Cheshire committee are a great bunch of people to work with and it is good to be a part of the fundraising and support activities conducted in Cheshire."

Joel Millett, Chairman of the Cheshire branch committee, said: "The treasurer plays a fundamental role in the work of the Motor Neurone Disease Association in Cheshire.

"In order to help us continue our work we're very keen to hear from anyone who believes they have some time to spare to help. We can promise a very rewarding role within a wonderful local charity which carries out a vital role supporting those living with this cruel disease and their families."

For more information or an informal chat, contact committee chairman Joel Millett on or call 01625 525409.

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