Cash raised for disease depicted in new film

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VOLUNTEERS held bucket collections outside a Portsmouth cinema after a film was released featuring a medical condition.

Members from the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire group of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association helped spread awareness of MND at the Vue cinema, in Gunwharf Quays.

They were able to raise awareness of the terminal condition after screenings of The Theory of Everything, the new film telling the story of Stephen Hawking, the astrophysicist who is living with MND.

The film is a biographical romantic drama about the relationship between Professor Hawking, a patron of the MND Association, and his wife Jane.

Helen Warren, chairman of the Portsmouth MND Association said: ‘It’s a great opportunity for us to share awareness of MND.

‘I would like to thank Vue for allowing us to collect at the screenings of the film. We managed to raise £300 thanks to the generosity of the cinema visitors.