Billinudgel craftsman, Martin Johnston, has created one of his signature furniture pieces and says he will raffle it off with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and the Me foundation.
Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive and a neurodegenerative disease that is quite rare.
The nerve cells that help you move, talk, swallow and breathe eventually fail completely.
No effective treatment
There is no effective treatment for MND, which gives a very short life expectancy.
Martin’s wife Casey told The Echo, ‘This all came about when Martin’s father, Bruce, who taught him the traditional techniques of making fine furniture, was recently diagnosed with MND.
‘Bruce has lived in the Yelgun/Billinudgel region for almost 40 years, and has run his cabinet making business out of Billinudgel for 26 years now.
‘Our greatest hope is to draw funds and spread awareness to help put a stop to this insidious disease’.
For more information visit www.raffletix.com.au/martinjohnstonraffle.