Monthly Archives: March 2011

Davo Double-Crossing Tasmania For Charity

Launceston long-distance runner David “Davo” Brelsford will soon be attempting to double-cross his adopted state of Tasmania in an attempt to raise money and public awareness of the deadly Motor Neurone Disease.

The Motor Neurone disease is an incurable disease that basically prevents the muscles from working – including the heart. Some famous people who have died from this disease include famous British actor David Niven, Australian athletics coach Percy Cerutty, and artist Pro Hart.

68 year-old grandfather Davo will start his run in Launceston on 12 March and hopes to reach Hobart three days later. Then after a day’s rest he will travel to the West coast town of Strahan, and commence to run through central Tasmania to finish on the East coast at Bicheno on 22 March. Davo hopes to average 66k per day for the total distance of 600k.

Donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association helps to fund research into the disease, and also to buy equipment that is needed to assist affected people. Wheelchairs, special beds and crutches are just some of the things that are needed.

More information about the disease can be found at

There are three ways you can help Davo raise money for this worthy cause;

  1. Straight cash to Davo, who will give you a receipt.
  2. Cheque or money order made out to “Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania” and sent c/- Dave Brelsford, 41 Beach Rd., Legana, Tasmania 7277.
  3. By depositing your donation in the MNDA’s bank account at :
Commonwealth Bank of Australia,
BSB 067 013,
Account no. 2800 5202

The Motor Neurone Disease Association does not receive any government funding. It relies solely on public donations.

Please make a donation to help Motor Neurone sufferers now and into the future.