Gloucestershire MND Association

Welcome to the website of the Gloucestershire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

This site is intended to help those living with MND in the county, raise awareness of MND, develop our fundraising activities, and to promote those things which make it all possible.

We welcome your input to these aims. Please contact us with your news, your activities, or your ideas. Use the FORUM to interact with others, remember, this is your site for MND in Gloucestershire!

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Please find a link to our hints and tips! Directory of hints and tips

It includes the following:

SECTION I – GETTING OUT & ABOUT

SECTION II – HINTS & TIPS FROM PEOPLE WITH MND TO PEOPLE WITH MND

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MND CONNECT – A NEW AND IMPROVED PHONE NUMBER

MND Connect has a new number – The new number is 0808 802 6262 and will be free for callers from mobile phones and landlines. Please change your contact details to reflect this.

What are the benefits of the new number?

· Complies with Ofcom regulations

· Free from landline and mobile phones, even pay as you go

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Over the Easter period one of our new volunteers Olivia Wike spent three days dressed as an inflatable chicken fundraising for the Gloucestershire branch. See how she got on below:

“Over Easter I did some fundraising through work at One To One Recruitment for Motor Neurone Disease which is a charity very close to my heart. My wonderful Grandfather Christopher George Howard, passed away from MND just over a year ago and it has been such an honour to fundraise for the local Cheltenham & Gloucester branch.

I dressed up as an inflatable chicken and loved every second of it. I hope it gave all that saw me a good giggle! A huge thank you to my employer One To One Recruitment who funded my costume, the big cuddly bear prize and chocolate eggs! Without your support none of this would have been possible.

It gives me such joy to announce that our customers and local businesses have raised a total of £750! In addition, our incredible client Brunsdon’s Group completed their April Draw and MNDA Gloucestershire were one of the three names that were drawn! They will be donating an amazing £1,000 on top of our fundraising total!

Thank you so much to all the businesses that supported our event. Without your kind donations we would not have achieved such a fantastic amount of money.”

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At our A.G.M. on the 18th April, we had an incredibly informative talk from the wonderful Professor Martin Turner. With a great turnout, including an inflatable chicken! 

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Thumbnail is our quarterly newsletter. Do you have any fundraising activities you wish to publicise? Have you done something special or is there something you would just like to share? If so we would love to know.  Read our latest issue of Thumbnail, click on the link below:-

mnda newsletter summer 2015-1

Wheelchair Alliance charter and campaign. Thanks for all the support given in to the charter. The next step is to try and get wheelchair services into the new NHS Mandate. To do this we need to respond to the public consultation which is currently open until Nov 23rd. PLEASE help by submitting your response. This can be done via the Wheelchair Alliance website http://www.rightwheelchair.org.uk/index.php/areas-of-work/nhs-mandate-consultation, which will tell you more about it and  show you what you can do.

Help us make a difference to people with MND right across the country!

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More photos on the Events page.

Funeral Donations

We are always very grateful when families nominate the Branch as the recipient of funeral donations, these funds should be sent directly to:

Noel Boland.  Treasurer, MNDA Gloucestershire.

22 Ridgemount Close, Brockworth. Glos. GL3 4EJ

PLEASE NOTEBecause of Annual Holidays – for the period January 1st to 28th February 2017, and in order to acknowledge all receipts as soon as possible, please use the following address :-

Alan Marsh. 1 Orchard View, School Lane, Shurdington. Glos. GL51 5TF

This address will also apply to all donations and  matters relating to the Treasurers role, for the period stated.   Thank You for your cooperation.

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