North Cronulla SLSC launch MND surfboat

New Surfboat: One charity, the North Cronulla SLSC, supporting another charity MND NSW. Picture: Chris Lane
New Surfboat: One charity, the North Cronulla SLSC, supporting another charity MND NSW. Picture: Chris Lane

MND can strike anyone and there is currently no known cure or treatment for the disease. 

David Hammond’s 53-year-old sister Jane Bloor was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease so he decided to sponsor a new surfboat with the North Cronulla Surf Lifesaving club emblazoned with MND awareness details and dedicated to not only his sister Jane’s fight but also to Peter Whitford, a long standing North Cronulla club stalwart who had passed away from MND.

The NCSLSC MND boat was officially launched by the club on Sunday and will be used by the North Cronulla club’s under-23s men's team that won selection to compete for Australia against New Zealand at Elouera Beach from February 16 to 18.

The crew will be led by legendary sweep Mark ‘Funky’ McDonald and helped row by Matthew Hammond, David’s son and Jane’s nephew.

All are looking forward to taking on the Kiwi’s in the test series in the new North Cronulla MND boat and with the added advantage of having the spirit and courage of Jane Bloor and the memory of Peter ‘Whitty’ Whitford as part of their team.