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Limerick man Michael Clancy raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease 



Michael Clancy Motor Neurone fundraiser – Michael pictured above

Limerick man Michael Clancy raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease 

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe  

Limerick local and Castletroy native Michael Clancy has raised funds for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND).   

In a fun twist, Michael’s fundraiser took place as a tea-drinking competition. This very special tea-drinking competition is an annual beloved event held by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Due to current Covid implications put in place, the event took place virtually this year.   

Michael Clancy Motor Neurone

Four incredible nurses that work alongside the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association

The event took place throughout the month of June and saw various versions of the competition take place nationwide via zoom and various popular chat platforms. 

Michael himself is a long-term member of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association after being diagnosed in 2016.   

Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive condition, whereby, the neurological system of the body is attacked, including the brain, nerves, neurons and spinal cord.  

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association provide financial assistance to families living with Motor Neurone Disease. The Association also provides home care with the four care nurses that they have on duty.  

According to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, “Our aim is to encourage and promote the best methods of care, education, research and treatment for people with the disease throughout Ireland, contributing to worldwide efforts in research and development of treatment. To aim to establish and promote models of good practice in the delivery of specialised services to our patients, their families and carers, setting standards of excellence and to communicate widely, knowledge of Motor Neurone Disease and related disorders in order to raise awareness in the wider community.”  

According to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA), at any one time, up to 360 people in Ireland can be living with Motor Neurone Disease, taking part in initiatives like this to create MND awareness is more important than ever.  

Well done to Michael and all other members of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association who took part in this amazing challenge. 

To donate to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association HERE  or text 50300 to make a €2 donation. 

For more stories on Motor Neurone Disease go HERE 


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.