The NTDA Region that keeps on giving!

Following its recent generous donation to the automotive industry charity BEN, the NTDA’s North West and North Wales region has presented another cheque for £1,500 to F.O.R.M.E. the Fund for Osteopathic Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.).

The cheque was presented to Jade Hodgkinson by NTDA Regional Chair Bridget Urch on Thursday 12th June 2014, at NTDA member Roadrunner Tyres, which is a family business owned by her father Andrew Hodgkinson.

Jade said: “I became involved with FORME whilst receiving the treatment that the charity funds, The Perrin technique. Once I became well again, I decided I wanted to do something to help raise money, so after just a year of being able to walk again I climbed Scafell Pike (England’s tallest point). After this I was asked to become a trustee of the charity and have since completed several different sponsored events and now organise and run the annual bike ride to raise money and awareness of M.E. The NTDA Region has been kind enough to donate very generously to the charity with funds from their annual ladies night for several years and I would like to thank them yet again for this donation on behalf of the charity”.

The Fund for Osteopathic Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, F.O.R.M.E. is a registered charity. The Charitable Trust was set up by Trust Deed on 5 March 1995. The objects of the Trust were to promote for the benefit of the public research into the principles & practice of osteopathy in the treatment of M.E.

NTDA Director Stefan Hay said: “The NTDA’s North West and North Wales Region is a shining example of how effective regions can be. They have regular meetings where presentations are given and industry best practice is shared, hold excellent networking and social events and really get to grips with key issues affecting local NTDA members. Alongside this, members still have the time to raise money for charity! I am extremely keen to see some of the other regions become active again and would welcome contact from NTDA members who would like to discuss how best to do this.”