“We were extremely saddened to hear that one of our supporters Louise Jordan has died. Louise, a former GP, dedicated many years of her life to caring for others but was forced to retire in May 2022 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2021. Despite losing her ability to speak, Louise was determined to do whatever she could to raise awareness and funds to help others living with the condition and their families.

“Louise was a truly inspirational lady whose positivity in the face of adversity was admirable. Louise bravely shared her experience living with MND through our 7 Stories exhibition last year, helping to raise the profile of our appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease. Her family also came together to support our appeal, with two of Louise’s step sons also taking part in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon to fundraise.

“All of us at Leeds Hospitals Charity would like to extend our deepest condolences to Louise’s partner Rob, her sons Sam and Fin and stepchildren Ross and Jade, Brett, Harry and Scott at this incredibly sad time.”

-          Esther Wakeman, CEO, Leeds Hospitals Charity