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RECORD-BREAKING AMOUNT RAISED FOR THE MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION!

Today’s Abergavenny Chronicle featured Marion and Coryn from Baroque Boutique hosting a celebratory garden party!

On Sunday 19th July, Marion and her husband Bryan Challenor presented the Motor Neurone Disease Association with a cheque for £86,492!

Bryan was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) last year. MND is an incurable, progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

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The total amount of money raised is the highest ever for one person contracting the disease. Close friends and family collaborated to form a group called ‘Cycling for Bryan’ and the money was generated through two major funding raising events held in May this year.

The first challenge was a 1,000 mile cycle ride in 10 days from John O’Groats to Lands End. Seven members of the team completed the entire ride with a dedicated support team helping them along the way. Mrs Challenor and Mr Challenor’s step-daughter Miss Price, who own Baroque Boutique on Cross Street joined the ride on day 7 and cycled from Shrewsbury to Abergavenny before heading down to meet the team at the finish line in Cornwall.

The determined Cycling for Bryan team then hosted a Charity Gala at the International Arena in Telford. The black tie event sold over 450 tickets and included a performance from Welsh singer and actress Sophie Evans, entertainment from comedian Rod Woodward and a silent auction.

As a big thank you to everyone who helped raised funds, Marion and Bryan invited over 300 people to their home in Abergavenny on Sunday to officially donate the cheque to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

A record breaking £86,492 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, making it the most money ever raised for a single person for the charity.

If you would like to add your donation and continue to support the cause, please visit the Cycling for Bryan JustGiving page.