The debilitating Motor Neuron Disease (MND) was the focus for a fundraising walk and charity auction at Masterton on Sunday, with more than $30,000 raised in an astounding effort by hundreds of local people. The walk was one of 14 staged around the country on the same day, and photographer CHRIS KILFORD was there to catch the action.

Liz Anderson leads the MND NZ Walk at Henley Lake on Sunday. PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD

Liz Anderson leads the MND NZ Walk at Henley Lake on Sunday.

Masterton’s MND Walk organisers Shannon Hayes, left, and Liz Anderson.

Masterton’s MND Walk organisers Shannon Hayes, left, and Liz Anderson.

Auctioneer Brian Diamond with items under the hammer at Lakeview School for MND NZ including three paintings by Marie Kjestrup Evans which raised $4200 and an All Black jersey signed by the World Cup winning team from Sam Whitelock which went for $3700.

Auctioneer Brian Diamond with items under the hammer at Lakeview School for MND NZ including three paintings by Marie Kjestrup Evans which raised $4200 and an All Black jersey signed by the World Cup winning team from Sam Whitelock which went for $3700.

Liz Anderson has Sarah Jones and dog Quigley and Kylie Henricksen of Masterton supporting the cause at the MND charity auction and walk at Lakeview School on Sunday. Pooches were popular on the walk with dozens turning up for the stroll around Henley Lake.

Liz Anderson has Sarah Jones and dog Quigley and Kylie Henricksen of Masterton supporting the cause at the MND charity auction and walk at Lakeview School on Sunday. Pooches were popular on the walk with dozens turning up for the stroll around Henley Lake.

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Lakeview School pitched in with warm facilities like its hall, shown here, and sheltered grounds for the MND NZ Walk and fundraising auction, raffles and barbecue on Sunday which raised more than $30,000 for research and support for those suffering from the disease.