Simon Mignolet has given his support to the Motor Neurone Disease Association as they fight to find a cure for the fatal condition.
Mignolet’s uncle lives with MND, which is a rapidly-progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, and the Liverpool goalkeeper does as much as he can to help raise awareness.
Last week, he visited Aintree Hospital and The Walton Centre – an internationally recognised centre for MND research – and toured both sites before meeting staff, patients and their families.
Mignolet said: “I’m a big supporter of ALS Liga, a Belgian MND charity, so it was really interesting to see the work done by their equivalent, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, in this country. I hope my visit helped by raising greater awareness.”
On Saturday June 10, the ‘keeper will be hosting a football session and culinary dinner in Belgium to fundraise for the charity. For more information, visit www.als.be/alssimon.
For more information about MND, please visit www.mndassociation.org.