LMF Charity Draw – June
June’s LMF Charity Draw will see us making a donation of £500 to the PSP association and was chosen by our office manager Dale Comber.
Here, he tells us a bit about the charity and why it means so much to him.
What is PSP?
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare neurological condition that can cause problems with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. It’s caused by increasing numbers of brain cells becoming damaged over time. The PSP Association estimates there are around 4,000 people with PSP living in the UK. But it’s thought the true figure could be much higher as many cases may be misdiagnosed.
PSP is a charity that is very close to my family as we lost our mum who sadly passed away to this illness in February of this year.
Watching my mum deteriorate over a 15-year period was heartbreaking, from a strong independent loving lady to a shell of a person who was unable to communicate or move relying on around the clock care to feed and wash.
My mum was the absolute light of my life, the life and soul of any party and the most loving lady you could ever wish for and she makes me a better parent to my children from her life lessons. To watch her deteriorate from diagnosis at a relatively young age to her death was heartbreaking and the day she passed was the saddest day of my life and something I still struggle with now.
The PSP Association offer support to sufferers and for carers who have to deal with this awful illness and their fundraising goes towards research & funding to support groups & families.
This illness is also closely related to the LMF family as we have another 2 members of staff who have sadly had to go through this disease with their loved ones.
The fact that LMF have chosen to support this charity means the world to me and my family and I would like to Thank them for all of their support.