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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…


Flying the Flag – our review of the Great North Run 2018


Great North Run Photos – 2018

On Sunday 9 September our volunteers took over 2000 pictures of people running for the MND Association in the Great North Run.

A selection of those pictures – over 300 of them – are now in our Gallery.

Our annual feature, our Review of the Big Day, illustrated with photos of many of our runners, is…


Photos from Walk to D’feet 2018

Photos from this years Wylam Waggon Way Walk to D’feet have been posted in our gallery.


St Bede’s Primary School Walk to D’Feet

At the end of the school term the pupils of St Bede’s Primary School in Jarrow held a Walk to D’Feet around the grounds of the school to raise money for the MND Association.  This was done in memory of one of their teachers you sadly passed away earlier this year from motor neurone disease.


2018 Open Water Swim

It has just passed that date again, the date that now seems to be an annual event in my calendar. 2 years ago, to mark the occasion of my xxth birthday, I undertook to do a sponsored 1 mile open water swim in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

This was in memory of…


Kipper Walks to D’Feet MND

For the past 6 years at our Walk to D’feet one of our regular four-legged friends, ‘Kipper’, has been in attendance.


Wylam Waggon Way Sponsored Walk – 10 June 2018

The annual MND Walk to D’feet took place on Sunday 10th June 2018.  It was a gloriously hot morning when we all met down at the Riverside Park at Newburn.

There was a good number of patients, their families and friends and not to forget the regular faces and the numerous dogs set off on the…