Great North Run 2017

Photos from this year’s Run have been posted in our gallery.

Tyne & Wear Branch Walk to D’feet MND 2017 – Annual Sponsored Walk

UPDATE: The final total raised for this year’s walk is an £2626.75! Many congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!

On Sunday 11 June, on an overcast but warm Sunday morning 34 hardy souls and several dogs set off on the Tyne & Wear annual Walk to d’feet sponsored walk at Newburn Riverside Park.   This 6 mile…

St Bede’s RC Primary School raise money for the Tyne and Wear Branch

Bernadette Smith was delighted when the staff of St Bede’s RC Primary School, Jarrow, decided to complete a sponsored stroll for MND Tyne and Wear.

Dress to Impress – Masquerade Charity Ball – POSTPONED!

UPDATE: – due to unforeseen circumstances the ball has been postponed until Spring 2018 and new details will be available soon.

Enjoy a mid summer night’s masquerade!

Date: Sunday 27 August at 7pm

Location: The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Tickets: £40*

For tickets call 0776 134 6447 or email

‘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)