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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…


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…


Donation from St Andrew’s Church – Monkseaton

The Tyne & Wear Branch were happy to receive a donation of £1800 from St Andrew’s Church in Monkseaton. 

The church held several events over the year (2018) and 10% of this money was split between 3 local charities nominated by their parishioners. 

The Tyne & Wear Branch, along with MacMillian…


2019 Annual General Meeting

The Tyne & Wear Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on the 11th April 2019, 6:00pm – 7pm.

The meeting will be held in the Multi-Media Room, floor 2, Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. …


Newcastle MND Centre Newsletter

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


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…