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Stanmore couple awarded for charity work
A couple have been given a national award for their work supporting people with neurological conditions.
Tony and Deanna Kaye, from Stanmore, were awarded the 2013 Ernie Heath Shield for their work helping people affected by ataxia.
Ataxia means ‘lack of order’ and is the term given to a group of neurological conditions affecting balance, coordination and speech.
Mrs Kaye has cerebellar ataxia and Mr Kaye has long been associated with charity Ataxia UK, running its North West London Branch and helping raise money and awareness of the conditions.
She said: “We do what we can, and it’s great to know that something is working.
“I couldn’t have done anything without the support of my husband, and it’s really important to me to be able to give support to other people with ataxia.”
The pair have raised more than £6,000 for the charity and Mr Kaye has also volunteered his professional photography skills to record several events.
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