Stephen Hawking has been involved with the Association since it was founded in 1979. He is globally recognised as a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, but has also lived with MND since 1963, after being diagnosed at the age of 21.
His life story was turned into the award-winning film ‘The Theory Of Everything’, and the MND Association was delighted to benefit from the UK premiere in December 2014.
Stephen says, "I have lived most of my life in the expectation of an early death, so time has always been precious to me. I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time."