Can you help SMAsh it?
This year The Mall is proud to support SMAsh campaign that’s being run by Mandy one of our security guards and her brother Matt. Over the past 8 months, they have been completing challenges in The Mall to help fund their trip to trek across Nepal in November. All the money raised will go to the SMA trust to help continue the important work and research.
On Saturday 29th August Mandy will be doing a challenge of walking round the whole centre in her bikini but not only that they also have a tombola and photo seaside boards, the event has summer beach theme going on. This will all take place next to the Ice-Cream parlour on level 3.
What is SMA you ask?
SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease, which means it is inherited and affects nerves responsible for muscle function. Although classified as rare, SMA is the leading genetic killer of infants and toddlers, with approximately 95% of the most severely diagnosed cases resulting in death by the age of 18 months.
- Children with a less severe form of SMA face the prospect of progressive muscle wasting, loss of mobility and motor function.
- 1 in 40 people is an SMA carrier, ie approximately 1.5 million people in the UK
- 1 in every 6,000 births is affected by SMA.
Please help Matt & Mandy reach their joint goal of £8,000 donating & sharing their efforts as they go!
You can also Follow Matt and Mandy on twitter @MMSmashIt and Facebook
The SMA Trust Charity Registration No. 1097765