Raising much needed funding and awareness in the fight against motor neurone disease (MND) will be the focus of an art exhibition and auction next week at the Toowoomba offices of leading legal firm Creevey Russell Lawyers.
MND is a progressive, terminal neurological disease which affects the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow, causing them to degenerate and die. A person’s senses and intellect are not affected.
The exhibition of paintings by leading Toowoomba-based artist Allan Cooney on Friday, October 26, will help raise money and awareness in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Queensland.
MND Queensland CEO Lisa Rayner will be speaking at the event and outlining the invaluable services to MND sufferers that her organisation provides.
Creevey Russell Principal Dan Creevey said the firm was honoured to be hosting the exhibition and raising community awareness about MND.
“MND Queensland do a fantastic job helping clients and their loved ones navigate the challenges of this terrible disease,” Mr Creevey said.
“MND Queensland is also proud to support the research efforts of the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia so that we can discover the cause of MND, and hopefully a cure, or at least in the meantime, effective treatments to improve people’s quality of life and increase life spans.
“Fundraising is critical to MND Queensland’s ability to provide the support and services that people living with MND deserve. They currently only receive 7% of their income from the Government, and this will cease in mid-2019. They need our support.”
Mr Creevey said among the works up for auction is a portrait of Grammy award winning English singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 aged just 27.
“The auction will be conducted by Cyril Close who is one of this country’s leading auctioneers,” Mr Creevey said.
All are welcome to attend and the event will be held from 6pm on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Creevey Russell’s Toowoomba offices, 580 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
To attend click on https://www.creeveyrussell.com.au/art-show/; phone 07 4617 8777 or email