‘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.

Jack zips from the roof of the Baltic to raise funds for MND

On Sunday 5th March thirteen-year-old Jack Leslie zipped across the River Tyne from the rooftop of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease.

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:…

Becky’s Quiz for MND – Sat 11 Feb 2017

7pm (quiz start 7:45)
£10 per team (maximum of 6 per team)

The Fairholme Social Club
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 7PL

View event poster for contact details.

Download poster (pdf)

Northern Voices at St Oswald’s Church

Soroptimist International Durham presents “A Concert of Christmas Music” by Northern Voices, with all proceeds going to MND Association.

Location: St Oswalds Church, Durham DH1 3DQ

Date: Friday  16th December 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 (including refreshments)

Please telephone 0191 3865421 or 0833 660313

Emily Maguire – Concert in aid of MND Association

Date: Saturday 12 November
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Romanby School, Northallerton

Tickets: £10
Buy tickets:

tel: 01609 770795/07443 527025

Great North Run 2016 – Our Review of the Big Day


Celebrating the Big 60 Raises £600

As I was approaching the grand old age of 60 in June this year, I decided to celebrate in a way that I would always remember! At the same time I wanted to raise funds for the MND Association in memory of my dad, who sadly passed away in 1997 from this dreadful disease.

My initial…