Category: awareness

The MND Population Register

The MND Population Register for England, Wales and Northern Ireland aims to collect information about every person with MND in the UK. Having accurate, complete information about who has MND is important because:

we can work out how the disease is changing over timewe can check if resources are concentrated in areas with lots of people…

Kipper Walks to D’Feet MND

For the past 6 years at our Walk to D’feet one of our regular four-legged friends, ‘Kipper’, has been in attendance.

Wylam Waggon Way Sponsored Walk – 10 June 2018

The annual MND Walk to D’feet took place on Sunday 10th June 2018.  It was a gloriously hot morning when we all met down at the Riverside Park at Newburn.

There was a good number of patients, their families and friends and not to forget the regular faces and the numerous dogs set off on the…

Tyne & Wear Branch Walk to D’feet MND 2017 – Annual Sponsored Walk

UPDATE: The final total raised for this year’s walk is an £2626.75! Many congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!

On Sunday 11 June, on an overcast but warm Sunday morning 34 hardy souls and several dogs set off on the Tyne & Wear annual Walk to d’feet sponsored walk at Newburn Riverside Park.   This 6 mile…

‘Light up the Tyne’ for MND

On Monday 12th June 2017 as part of MND Awareness month, the Tyne & Wear Branch of the MND Association arranged for the Gateshead/Newcastle Millennium Bridge to be lit up in the MND colours to help raise awareness.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge – MND Global Awareness Day 12th June 2017

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be illuminated in the MND colours to raise awareness on MND Global Awareness Day 12th June 2017.  The lights will be switched on at 8pm until 12midnight.  There will be representatives there from 8pm come along and show your support.

Inquiry into access to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people with MND

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on MND is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in MND. The MND Association provides the secretariat to the Group.

MND can have a significant financial impact on families and access to benefits is therefore really important.  However, we know that some…

Wylam Waggon Way Sponsored Walk – 11 June 2017

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 e-mail:…

Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter – June 2016

Issue 78 of the Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter is available for download here.

Communication Aids and Information Event

A free to attend event hosted by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association for people living with MND, their carers and families, speech and language therapists and other health professionals.

This is an opportunity for people to ask questions about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options, and gain a better understanding of the systems in place…