About Our Charity Of Choice - Muscular Dystrophy Northern (MDN)
HOG Auckland Chapter have a long association with Muscular Dystrophy Northern (MDN) and are very proud to help them out with the work they do whether by means of fundraising or turning up on our bikes for the Annual MDN Christmas Camp.
To better understand the work that MDN do please take a moment to read the words of Trevor Jenkin, Chairperson of Muscular Dystrophy Northern.
"As a registered charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations from the general public, trusts and other businesses/organisations to provide specialist information and practical support to individuals and whanau with lived experience of rare neuromuscular conditions. The Auckland Harley Owners’ group have been a huge support to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDN) for many years.
We have three regional branches based throughout the country that are supported by the National Office based in Auckland, one of those branches being MDN and we cover the area from Kaitaia to Taupo.
Our logo is a person shown in the form of DNA. This double helix represents the genetic component to many of our conditions and reflects our strong commitment to families and the acknowledgement of whakapapa or family histories, which are woven through the stories of our members. We believe in strengthening and supporting both individuals with neuromuscular conditions, their whanau and their communities of support.
A lot of our support we give to members is based on an outreach service via our Fieldworkers, information on the rare conditions we cover and also events that members can attend and network with others travelling the same journey as themselves.
The Auckland Harley Owners Group have been long time supporters of MDN and attend many of our events and get involved with our branch."
National Executive Chairperson, Northern Branch Chairperson &
Calls 4 Charity Ltd Director