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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…


Tuesday 24th November 8 – 9:30pm – Feeling Fatigued?

Caring for our Carers

‘This year, people across the country are continuing to face more challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing,…


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…