About CCS

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Our Purpose

Our simple purpose is to make a beneficial difference to others.
Our Long term aim is to contribute to a world where MND is no longer 100% terminal, by helping to uncover what causes MND and eventually finding a cure. In the Short term we will provide funding to improve the care and support for people living with MND and their families whilst contributing to research to find a cure .

How we do it

All administration expenses and administration staff are underwritten by the Whiteman Family, ensuring 100% of all money raised goes directly to the fund. An example of this is the Drive for MND, where our administration team, in conjunction with the organising committee of volunteers, carried out every task and function required to promote, conduct and conclude the event at nil expense to the funds raised by the event participants.

Why we do it – Inspired by Ann

In September 2001, Ann Whiteman – successful Western Australian businesswoman, wife of Ross Whiteman and mother to David and Mark – began her battle with MND. After nine months, Ann lost her battle and passed away at the Mount Hospital in Perth at 7pm on Friday 31st May 2002.

Until Ann’s diagnosis, MND was completely unknown to the Whiteman family; however, before her passing, Ann made it clear that she wanted the family to do something about MND, and to support people living with the disease, and their families. Ann’s wishes drove the Whiteman family to get behind various MND fundraising efforts and in particular, the MNDAWA. Ross and David served as President and Vice President respectively for some 14 years, whilst Mark became a key financial supporter through the Ray White Group, where he is CEO in Western Australia, and through his business affiliations.

In August 2017, at 72 years of age, Ross retired from his role of President – a role that earned him the Order of Australia Medal in 2018. The Family were keen to take their fundraising and awareness efforts to the next level, and the idea of CCS was born.

Mark and David were joined by lifelong friend Ken MacLennan, as a founding member. 

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Drive for MND
A mammoth year from everyone! Fundraising currently stands at $242,301 🥲💰👏🏽 Fundraising pages are still open if you want to donate to your favourite team. driveformnd2022.gofundraise.com.au ... See MoreSee Less
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