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Joe Crellin – MND Munro Challenge

My Dad was diagnosed with Familial Motor Neurone Disease in March 2020. He’s fighting this despite overwhelming odds.

I saw Kevin Sinfield run 7 marathons in 7 days last year for his former teammate Rob Burrow and I was inspired to do something similar.

I aim to climb/hike/run 7 Munros every day for a week in August….


Annual MND Walk to D’Feet – Wylam Waggon Way 4th July 2021

The annual walk to d’feet along the Wylam Waggon Way, from Newburn Riverside Park to Wylam riverside park (and back), was a great success.


Wylam Waggon Way – Sponsored Walk 4th July 2021

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…


Allan’s Xmas Charity Bash – Saturday 12th December

Allan Maher, who is living with MND, is raising money for the Tyne and Wear Branch with an online Christmas disco…A £2 donation will get you access and songs can be requested for additional donations! You can find the link to his fundraising page here and this should be a good night!

Joining…


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…