Supporting the fight against MND
Motor neurone disease is a debilitating, fatal condition that affects the brain and spinal cord and can leave sufferers locked in a failing body.
With your help, we want to make a real difference to the lives and futures of those affected by this terrible condition by providing support for sufferers and funding research to ‘crack’ the genetic code behind the disease.
Help us raise £100,000 for the MND Association
Any support you can give will make a real difference to the lives of MND sufferers
Got some great ideas for raising funds, or need some inspiration?
Charles Malcolm has been part of the Investec family for more than 10 years. Prior to working at Investec, he had a varied career as a researcher, psychologist, academic and consultant. Like many young South Africans, he played a lot of sport and became an exceptional rugby, football, cricket and squash player and continued to complete several long-distance events despite the intense pain of early stage MND.
Charles initially self-diagnosed in 2012 and was given a two-year prognosis. He was subsequently found to have a slow progressing version and fought the daily battle against his symptoms to continue to come to work up until spring this year. A talented writer, dedicated husband, and loving father, Charles wants to share his story to help improve the lives and futures of those with MND.
Trevor Gatfield spent an incredible 46 years at Investec, starting out in the Worcester office of Henderson Crosthwaite, finishing in the Treasury & Trading Operations team in Corporate Banking, playing an integral role in initiatives such as the integration of Guinness Mahon along the way.
Trevor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MND and sadly passed away last year. He’s remembered as a great character, well-loved and a good friend to many of us across Investec. A passionate sportsman, cook and family man, he left behind his wife Chris, son Stephen and daughters Amy and Hannah, who continue to campaign for the MND Association.
About the MND Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is committed to delivering a world free from MND. It’s the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning.
- Raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.
- Improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers
- Fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND
From providing speech aids to help those that have lost their voice to communicate and running 21 care centres around the UK, through to funding more than 70 research projects to help find a cure, the MND Association plays a critical role in improving the lives of everyone affected by MND now and in the future.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved, either individually or as a team, to help make a difference. There are some initial ideas to get you started but please think about what would mean most to you and your team.