Fun and games helps Emma raise thousands for MND

The ice bucket challenge helped raise vital funds for MND research.

The ice bucket challenge helped raise vital funds for MND research. Now local teenager Emma Armstrong is doing her own fundraising for the cause.

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Emma Armstrong from Florencecourt has a big heart and has generously raised £3,120.60 for motor neurone disease (MND). Emma decided to raise money for motor neurone disease after seeing how the disease affected a family she knew, and with the help of her mother, Jayne Holden, Emma organised a family fun day.

The event took place in Florencecourt and was a huge success. On the day there was over 20 stalls on offer such as bouncy castles, handbags, chocolate fountain, refreshments and music, just to name a few of the things on offer. 
At the young age of 14, Emma decided she wanted to help those who were diagnosed with MND and took on the organisation of the event. Her mother Jayne was delighted with how the event turned out and was very proud of her daughter’s efforts. 
“We were so happy with how the event went. At four o clock it was jam-packed for the first hour and a half and then it was steady. It was definitely a good event because we were worried about whether people would hear about it. We are delighted with how much money we raised. We hope that the money raised will help all of the families that are impacted by Motor Neurone.”
The event was made possible due to help and support Emma was given by her local community and those who generously donated their time and set up a stall for the event.
“The organising of the event was rushed but it went very well. The community around Florencecourt were brilliant. There was a lot of sponsors, and every one was so good when it came to the day and we really appreciate every single person who helped us in any way for the event,” added Jayne.

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