Fr Tony Coote’s epic walk will help motor neurone disease sufferers

Prof Orla Hardiman: Fr Tony Coote’s 550km walk to raise funds for MND research will be put to good use

Fr Tony Coote Tony and his many supporters have so far raised more than €500,000 for MND – more than twice his original targer: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Fr Tony Coote Tony and his many supporters have so far raised more than €500,000 for MND – more than twice his original targer: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Last April, Fr Tony Coote, a 54-year-old priest from the parish of Mount Merrion in Dublin vowed to me he would arrange a 550km walk from Donegal to Ballydehob, Co Cork, in July to raise awareness and funds for research into motor neurone disease (MND).

Tony had just been diagnosed with MND, and I am his treating neurologist.

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