A tribute to Ken Hylton

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ken Hylton who was the honorary president of the Tyne and Wear Branch for many years.

The Dane Charity Bike Ride 2021 – St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay – 175 miles

Day 1

Team Dane set off from St Bees on the west coast, super excited and full of enthusiasm. This was soon cut short after 500 yards as we hit the steepest hill of the day to climb out of St Bees, but after conquering that the day flew by and so did the miles, eventually…

Great North Run 2021

The Great North Run was back up and running this year, not quite as usual, a new course and a new finishing line (mixed feelings from the runners on this) but again the MND Association welcomed over 200
runners raising funds and awareness.

The runners were of all ages, from teen to well past retirement age….

Miles for Miles – sponsored walk

On Saturday 25th September Natalie Moore and around 20 others, are going to be walking from Briardene Car Park in Whitley Bay to North Shields fish quay, to raise money for MND Association. They will be meeting at 9:45am.

Natalie has set up a fundraising website and has already raised over £1000!

850 mile MND Cycling Challenge

Cycling duo to tour 13 Premiership Rugby clubs in memory of rugby club chairman

Two friends are taking on an epic cycle challenge to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) in memory of their former rugby club Chairman Simon Adams, who sadly died from the disease a decade ago.

Starting at Newcastle Falcons on…

Whitley Bay Dynamos IceFoot92 Challenge

On 12 September the under 15s Dynamos undertook the Icefoot92 challenge for their shirt sponsors, MND Association at Hillheads, the home of Whitley Bay FC.

Wylam Waggon Way Walk raised £5833.25!

The annual walk to d’feet held on Sunday 4th July 2021 along the Wylam Waggon Way from Newburn Riverside Park raised a fantastic £5833.25!

A huge huge thank you to everyone who took part and to those who supported us!

This was our 10th walk and over the years we have had great support from people living…

Update – Joe’s MND Munro Challenge

We got home late last Friday night (27 August) after a tiring but enjoyable week travelling around Scotland. Joe ran/climbed 125.6 miles and ascended 45,111 feet. This doesn’t include the miles cycled and driven to get to the start/end of each day.

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.