Category: awareness

Support for families affected by MND

Zoom – Tuesday 12th January 2021, 6:45pm – 8pm

How the MND Association supports children, young people and families affected by MND

Any diagnosis of MND is devastating. However, a diagnosis can have a devastating effect on whole families, including any children or young people.

I am pleased to say that we will…


Money, Benefits and MND – learn about the support available to people with MND, their carers and families

Zoom  – Tuesday 8th December 2020, 6.30pm – 8pm

The last thing people should think about after a diagnosis of MND is money. However, more often than not, it is the first thing that people worry about.

We will be joined by Rosemary Bell, Welfare Adviser from the Newcastle MND Care Centre, to find out more about…


Hadrian’s Wall Sponsored Walk for Angie

Our beautiful friend Angie has recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Linda S, Angie and I have grown up together and have been very close friends for 50- odd years (but who’s counting!). Linda C, was a tad late to the party and joined our friendship group only 40-ish years ago!

Sadly, in April 2019…


Fundraising night at the Block and Tackle raises £8,200

Thank you all for a fantastic night raising awareness and funds for MNDA at the Block and Tackle last Saturday 8th February 2020.

We were totally overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and generosity and it was lovely to see so many of our friends and family all together enjoying good food, music and company.

We raised an incredible…


Wylam Waggon Way – Sponsored Walk 14th June 2020

Start Time 11:00am

Come along and help raise money and awareness of motor neurone disease. Have a family day out! or walk your dog!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on this delightful 6 mile walk (in total), from Tyneside Riverside Park, Newburn to Wylam (and back!).

For more details contact the Tyne & Wear Branch Secretary Marian Dent by…


The MND register of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The MND register of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be the first comprehensive source of information collected by experts about people living with MND and you can play a vital role in its development.

Pioneered by MND specialist Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi of King’s College London and Professor Kevin Talbot of Oxford University, the MND register…


Tyne & Wear Branch Annual Walk to d’feet MND

The annual Walk to d’feet, held on Sunday 23rd June 2019 along the
Wylam Waggon Way from Newburn Riverside Park to Wylam riverside
park (and back) was a great success.

We had a very good turnout, some regulars who support us every year and a good sprinkling of new face and lots of 4 legged friends….


Walk to d’feet MND – Whitley Bay

Sunday 21 July 2019

Join us to Walk to d’feet MND at Whitley Bay, from Spanish City to St Mary’s Lighthouse and back. Walk starts at 10am.

The 4 mile route is wheelchair/pushchair friendly and dogs on leads are welcome to join.

Every day in the UK six people are diagnosed with motor…


Wylam Waggon Way – Sponsored Walk 23rd June 2019

Start Time 11:00am

Come along and help raise money and awareness of motor neurone disease. Have a family day out! or walk your dog!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on this delightful 6 mile walk (in total), from Tyneside Riverside Park, Newburn to Wylam (and back!).

For more details contact the Tyne & Wear Branch Secretary Marian…


Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter

Issue 91 of the Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter is available for download (pdf).