The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

MND team support Snowdon climb

9 June 2022

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Despite living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), inspirational fundraiser Ian Flatt is determined to raise funds to help people living with the condition.

Ian recently took his fundraising efforts to remarkable new heights in his courageous bid to raise funds for Leeds Hospitals Charity and the MND Association.

Ian scaled Snowdon in his off-road wheelchair on May 4th to raise funds for Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease and the MND Association. 

Snowdon is 1085 metres in height. The challenge is the equivalent of climbing 4,610 steps. The £5m appeal is backed by the former Leeds Rhinos player, Rob Burrow MBE, who was diagnosed with MND in late 2019.

Both men are both cared for here at Seacroft Hospital, where our MND centre is currently based. Ian has raised £22,877.

In the new centre, patients will have access to a range of holistic support tailored to their needs in a non-clinical setting, from tech support, speech and language therapy, to diet and nutrition advice, and physiotherapy.

An incredible forty friends and family joined Ian and his family on his Snowdon trek, including staff from the MND Centre and Leeds Hospitals Charity.

If you’d like to support the new centre: