RETIRED Bonbeach resident Murray Elliott is doing his part to fund research into motor neurone disease by selling raffle tickets.
Elliott has been selling raffle tickets to raise money for MND research for around seven years. He estimates he has raised nearly $9000 in that time.
Elliott said he was inspired to make a difference after a friend was diagnosed with MND. “80 percent of the people that I talk to have got knowledge of somebody in their family or have a friendship with someone that has MND. They tell me they would love to give support,” he said.
“This research is just such a vital thing to give money towards. [Researchers] have tried to do something about this, and tried to find something for it, but we don’t know enough about it.”
Elliott heads down to Woolworths Chelsea most days to sell raffle tickets. The supermarket often donates hot chickens for the cause. “I can’t thank Woolworths enough – they do so much,” he said.
72-year-old Elliott is a resident of Calvary Bonbeach Residential Aged Care.