MND flashmob to appear in Richmond

A flashmob of dancers working to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will come to Richmond after a breathtaking appearance at St Pancras station recently.

Professional contemporary and urban dancers with London’s Combination Dance Company and the Rambert School will light up several secret locations in Richmond on July 3 to help raise the profile of MND with of Global MND Awareness Day falling on Monday (June 21).

The group worked as part of the Star Cells, a ‘science-inspired performance art’ project, and are taking part in a city-wide campaign in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity.

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They were joined at St Pancras by Deputy Mayor of Richmond Councillor Suzette Nicholson ahead of their appearance in the borough next month.

Their project is also being supported by the High Speed One rail.

“As a world-renowned destination and cultural hub with connections to the arts industry, we are passionate about lending our platform to supporting charitable partners that make a difference to our community,” HS1 Commercial Director Wendy Spinks said.

“After such a challenging year for so many local causes and non-profit organisations, we hope that the launch of this new virtual tour will raise essential awareness and funding for MND, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”

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MND is a rare degenerative disease that impacts the brain and nervous system.

MND can significantly shorten life expectancy and is ultimately a terminal disease. According to the NHS: “There’s no cure for MND, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life. Some people live with the condition for many years.”

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