Dedicated to David

By Natalie Budden

Help me support MND NSW

I am taking on the Otago Rail Trail Challenge - spending 6 days cycling 150km along the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand to raise much-needed funds for people living with motor neurone disease. 

There is currently no cure for motor neurone disease (MND), however research has shown some interventions can help people diagnosed with MND to live more comfortably. People who have been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) face a multitude of losses during the progression of this incurable and fatal disease. Loss of the ability to move independently or to communicate with people can be minimised through the use of specialised pieces of equipment. Equipment loaned by MND NSW not only improves the quality of life for people with MND but also the quality of life for their carers.

By donating to my challenge to take on the Otago Rail Trail Challenge 2022, you can help MND NSW raise
vital funds to provide essential services, equipment and support for people living with motor neurone disease in NSW, the ACT and NT.

Your support is vital, so MND NSW can continue to be there for people living with motor neurone disease at every stage of their MND journey.


My Achievements

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Pauline Garside, Family And Friends

Well Done Natalie and Joel. A great cause.


Phyllis And Ian Mciver

Well done Natalie and Joel. A great cause.


Matt Nixon

All the best Nat. You & your family are an inspiration to us all. Go hard & take care. Dave will be watching over you all I'm sure. Lots of love.


David O'dell


Sarah Grace Batley


Jeanette Mcclymont

Enjoy the journey Nat - see you at Bay Buddies


Ann Turner

Good luck Natalie and what a wonderful cause.


David King

Good luck with the ride Nat. Exceptional cause. I have fond memories of riding with Dave and especially in my time of need.


Sharon And Karl Holzmann

Natalie, you flew out today to NZ with Dana and Joel. We wish you a safe and wonderful dedicated bike ride to support MND. Dave would be proud of you and Joel raising money for this debilitating disease.


Helen Illiadis

Wishing you a great ride through NZ for such a good cause.


Terrywhite Chemmart Nelson Bay


Wendy Barwick


Christine Mcdonald

Hi Natalie Good on you both for doing the fundraiser. See you out on the golf course again soon Chris and Michelle, Bay Buddies


Karen Steinicke

All the best for your riding challenge!



Good luck Natalie - I know you can do it - have loads of fun! Love Karenx


Melissa And John Hanrahan

A great cause Nat. Enjoy your ride.


Chris Kelly

We’ll done Nat. For Dave.


Robert & Georgia Johnston

Nat, you continue to inspire to fight for others. Hope the trip goes well - have fun and stay safe.


Louise Pollock

Good Luck Nat.


Siobhan Flores-walsh

Good luck Natalie, great cause.


Janice Bates

All the best Nat, Dave would be so proud.


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Anne-marie Rann

Hi Nat, Thanks for the sausage sandwich and good luck with your fundraiser :-)


Cate Rann


Chris Cousins

Hey Nat. To explain this donation - we have a lovely couple nest door. Only married a cpl of years. He is French (not an arrogant one). His sister was over from France in January, so we took her by boat to Poyer's at Lemon Tree for lunch. He and I went to went to pay only to be told someone had paid for us. It did my head in. After a lot of questions, the guy who paid for us fessed up. As it turned out, a friend who I have not seen for ages was at another table. One of the people he and his wife's table where they were having lunch realised it was a birthday on a table near him, so he paid for that table. He told the cashier to just pass it on - so he passed it on to us. Now, to the issue. I can see no benefit passing something like that along to anyone dining at Poyer's. You don't go there unless you have disposable income to cover it. Nor does it sit right with me to pass something on to anyone with an obligation for them to pass it on. So your cause is perfect. I didn't work with Dave as much as I would have liked to - but I worked with him/lounged around with him enough to say genuinely - I had a feeling of love towards him. Not sex love stuff - but a beautiful man and Kate and I cannot think of a better purpose to pass the restaurant thing on to - with a little of our own money. Take care Nat.


Sarina Dutton


Wayne Knock

All the best Nat!


Nicole Donnelly

Best wishes Natalie - you are a champ!


Annie Hubbard

Dave peddled uphill many times and always with his beaming smile. SO proud of and inspired by you both. Xoxo Annie Pete and Ryan


Richard And Pip Sutton

Good luck and enjoy the ride Nat and Joel!


Margaret Gooch

A little help to help Natalie on her goal


Curtis, Sarah And Kai Jones

We are so proud of you Nat ❤️


Kerry Morris

Thank you Natalie for all the love and care you gave David , we will always remember xx


Angela And Barry Mccormick

Thinking of you - much love


Glen & Alison Blanch

Great work Nat, Dave would be so proud of you continuing your work for MND.


Amanda Shiner


Yvonne Harvey

It was a pleasure looking after David budden he was an inspiration


Glenn And Ann

Go Jif! Dave would be proud.



Wonderful xx


Edith And Tim Gippel


Terry And Janice Linsell

Best wishes to you and family, Natalie. Terry and Janice.


Jennifer Barrett

I am so proud of you Natalie and what you are doing is absolutely amazing. Your wonderful husband will be beside you all of the way as you cycle and help find a cure for this cruel disease. Love and best wishes today and everyday! ❤️🦩


Trudy Cox

Nat you’re amazing- Dave would be so proud as am I ❤️


Caroline Moore

Thinking of you and the family Natalie. Good luck with your bike ride! ❤️😄


David And Janet Odell

It should be a great ride. We hope you enjoy it. Dave will be watching!


Warwick Durrant (finglers)

Go Girl!!!


Michael Ht

Hi Nat, best wishes and I hope you get your goals


Desiree Wells

Terrific Nat ❤️



I'm proud of you Nat xx


Peter And Melissa

Well done Nat.


Amanda Crozier


Tarin Cromarty

Lots of love to you and the family ❤️


Michelle And Jan Blyme

Go Nat. What a wonderful way to raise money to hopefully find a cure for this horrible disease


Col & Megan



Mel Price

You are so amazing, strong and powerful Nat 💙


Nicole Blue

Thinking of you Nat and sending ❤️ from our family to yours.


Amanda Freund

Good on you Natalie!! Dave would be so proud of you!!


Andres Wieczorek

Beautiful gesture Nat. I hope you have a wonderful ride.


Greg Mcbeth

All the best Natalie Natalie xx


Joanne Hoy

Good luck Nat have fun great cause


David And Lisa Campbell


Kellie P

Thinking of you. Best of luck xx


Andrew Aitken


Dean Bzadough


Tayla Kowald

Great work nat , Dave would be so proud of you .