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BT volunteers cycle for Motor Neurone Disease‏

By Jenny Kirkham

Over 80 BT volunteers and friends have cycled more than 110km to raise funds for and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

The BT Wheelers’ cycling club organised the event in support of their BT colleague and former Antrim Gaelic football captain, Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012.  Friends of Anto's cycled from Dublin to Wicklow to raise money and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

A trust established on Anto's behalf - deterMND - aims to raise awareness of the condition that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.

The degenerative disease leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. Around 50,000 people will develop MND in any one year with 5,000 people in the UK affected.

To learn more about Anto's condition and the fundraising efforts made by his colleagues head to at www.determnd.com.

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