A Donation in Honour

13th September 2015

Finding a cure for a progressive, terminal neurological disease has become a purpose for football champion and coach Neale Daniher, who is not only the Cure for Motor Neuron Foundation Patron but a battler of the disease, being diagnosed with MND in 2012.

Last month, in an effort to find a cure, MNG’s CEO Scott Anderson met with Neale at the Jandakot Head Office to make a one off donation to the Foundation.

The donation will not only honour Neale Daniher who is a good friend of founding director John McMullen, but will also be in honour of Dr Russel Perry who recently passed away. Russel was a long standing client and friend to many of the MNG staff.

Russel’s position with Capricorn Village and other various land development ventures led to a sustained and deep involvement with MNG over many years, and the wider urban development fraternity.

A UDIA brief described him as a "respected industry leader who touched the lives of many through his wit, intelligence and irrepressible sense of humour."

In honour of Russel and Neale, all MNG staff wore the MND Foundation beanies at an afternoon staff barbeque to pay homage to two courageous men. Motor Neuron is an incurable disease with no effective treatment. Each day in Australia two people are diagnosed and two people die from the disease.

Over time, people with MND lose the use of their limbs, ability to speak, swallow and breathe whilst their mind and senses remain intact. The average life expectancy for those with MND is 27 months.