A generous grant of £30,000 has been awarded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation towards our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisory Service for North West England.

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Our service helps people affected by Huntington’s by providing advice, support and information on all aspects of the condition. The North West service is delivered by our experienced Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisers Debra Robinson, who covers Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and Theresa Westhead, who covers Lancashire and Cumbria.

Referrals to our North West service grew considerably over the last year, with an increase of 115% in Manchester and Cheshire and 57% in Cumbria and Lancashire. The grant will help us to continue providing the specialist service over the next three years.

Kevin Poynton, from the West Lancashire Freemasons, presented the donation to our Chief Executive, Cath Stanley, watched by members of the team. Kevin said:

“We are very pleased to be able to help the Huntington’s Disease Association with their Advisory Service for local families. The Association does amazing work providing practical and emotional support to all those affected by this terrible condition.”

Cath Stanley, Chief Executive said:

“The HDA is delighted to receive this generous grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation towards our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisory Service in the North West. While the outlook for future generations is brighter thanks to recent strides in Huntington’s research, we need to ensure families get the best care and support possible now.” If you need help and advice about Huntington’s disease or would like to speak to one of our specially trained advisers please call 0151 331 5444 or email info@hda.org.uk

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