Wright Engineering is very proud to sponsor and provide continuing support to the ‘Darby Rimmer MND Foundation’.
This fantastic charity promotes awareness and funds research into curing motor neurone disease (‘MND’) and provides an emotional support network for individuals diagnosed with the illness.
MND is a neurological condition which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in devastating medical symptoms whilst leaving the mind unaffected. Approximately one third of all people diagnosed with MND will die within 2 years.
The foundation was established by former Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby and his close friend and British Forces Veteran Chris Rimmer, both of which are fighting the disease.
Between 17th and 19th May 2019, a team nicknamed the ‘Sherwood Rangers’ took part in the ‘Coast to Coast’ challenge, cycling over 136 miles from Workington to Tynemouth. Wright Engineering’s Paul Gibson delivered dedicated transport and logistic assistance to the cyclists using company vehicles and equipment. In total, the bike ride raised £25k which is an incredible achievement.
The team will undertake another coast to coast challenge later in the year called the Way of the Roses, which is a 170-mile route beginning in Morecombe and finishing in Bridlington. This fundraiser will again be supported by Wright Engineering and Paul Gibson and we wish all those involved a safe and successful journey.
For further details about the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and how to make a donation, please visit www.darbyrimmermnd.co.uk.