Bob McDonald shares story with Parkinson's NSW Christmas appeal

FACE OF APPEAL: Millingandi resident Bob McDonald has shared his story with more than 8000 subscribers to Parkinson's NSW Christmas appeal newsletter.
FACE OF APPEAL: Millingandi resident Bob McDonald has shared his story with more than 8000 subscribers to Parkinson's NSW Christmas appeal newsletter.

Celebrity status is something Bob McDonald enjoyed as a footballer during his playing days for Sturt in the South Australian Football League. But now his profile is being marketed for a very special cause.

Bob is the face of this year’s Parkinson’s NSW Christmas drive, with his story being shared to more than 8000 subscribers’ of the non-for-profit organisation’s newsletter.

“The new fundraiser manager asked if I would share my full story and I just said yes straight away,” Bob said.

“Every day I do something for Parkinson’s. I live with it every day.”

The Millingandi resident said it was a “nice little kudos” for the Bega Valley Parkinson Support Group, which Bob helped to start nine years ago.

Bob was proud to be the face of the campaign, saying his stubborn nature has helped his 23-year battle with the disease. “I’ve always been hard-headed. I believe if the opportunity is there you can always get things done,” he said.

To donate visit parkinsonsnsw.org.au/support-us/donations.