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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…


Team 2Fingers2MND’s Lindisfarne Tri-legathon – Saturday 1 August 2020

Andrew and Sarah Greaves will have been married for four decades in August, so they decided to sign up for this year’s 40th Great North Run, in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

When this iconic half-marathon had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency, they dreamed up a slightly mad…


Walking the Wall for Angie

After their dear friend Angie was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, Linda Salazar, Linda Cook and Chris Potter decided to walk a 50-mile section of Hadrian’s Wall in order to raise money and awareness for the MND Association.

Originally scheduled for April, the friends will now be setting off on Monday 10th August and…


Local support information for Families, Carers and People affected by MND

All information correct as of 16/06/2020.

Download in printable format (pdf)

MND Association – North East

David Whalley – Area Support Coordinator

T: 01604800613

M: 07966396094

E: david.whalley@mndassociation.org

Monthly Carer sessions held via Zoom. Please contact David for joining details.

MND Association Tyne and Wear Branch:

Contact: Marian Dent, marian@mnd-tyneandwear.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/tynewearbranch

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNDTyneAndWear

MND Association Northumberland Group:

Contact: David…


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…


Dragonslayer’s motorcycle club raises £1,570

The Dragonslayer’s motorcycle club based in Chester Le Street ran various fundraising events and raffled a motorcycle which had been donated by their ex-chairman who lost his wife to MND and raised a fantastic £1570.00.


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…


Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter – issue 96

Issue 96 of the Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter is available for download (pdf).


Skydiving in memory of Dad raises £1,323

My amazing dad was diagnosed with MND 2 years ago and sadly past away Christmas 2018. 

After zip wiring over the Tyne from the Baltic roof to raise money for MS, to raise the most money I possibly could for MND, I had to go one stage further. So I decided to face my fears and…


Great North Run 2019

This year’s Great North Run took place on Sunday 8 September – with some 250 or so runners (plus their supporters) making it one of the biggest days in the MNDA year.

Our runners are of all ages, from teen to well past retirement age, and they come in all shapes and sizes and levels of…