The NX Group, a national logistics, warehousing, and courier firm, is raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in the run-up to Global MND Awareness Day on Thursday, the 21st of June. The company is also aiming to raise £5,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association this year.

Photographs and comments of sufferers of the condition are put on the back of the firm’s vehicles so that they are seen by other road users.

The company has a personal connection to the debilitating illness, as its Chairman, Michael Powell explains: “We have always encouraged awareness of MND, as my mother died from the condition more than 30 years ago. My sons Neil and Russell now run the company, and we want to do what we can to help those who suffer from MND, in her memory.”

“The MND Association is a charity that does a lot of good work for people with this awful disease and their families, and which means a lot to us personally. We are very happy to raise awareness and money for the charity and will work hard to hit our target donation for them this year,” he added.

The NX Group has featured images of MND sufferers on its vehicles for more than 15 years and has raised money for the MNDA in the previous years as well.

“Today in the UK, six people will hear the news that they have MND. In that instant, their world – and the world of their loved ones – is shattered,” said Sally Light, Chief Executive of the MND Association. “Without support like this from The NX Group, the MND Association simply would not be able to fund research to find a cure, campaign and raise awareness of MND and provide its vital support services. Together, we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”