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What is motor neurone disease?. A fatal, rapidly progressive disease that can affect any adult at any time Attacks the nerves that control movement; people can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work

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What is motor neurone disease

What is motor neurone disease?

A fatal, rapidly progressive disease that can affect any adult at any time

Attacks the nerves that control movement; people can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work

It can leave people locked in a failing body unable to move, walk, talk and eventually breathe

What is motor neurone disease1

What is motor neurone disease?

Five people die every day in the UK from MND

Around half of those diagnosed die within 14 months

• There are around 5,000 people living with MND, in the UK, at any one time

• There is currently no diagnostic test, no effective treatment and no cure

The mnd association

The MND Association

The only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning

Formed in 1979 by a group

of volunteers with experience

of living with or caring for

someone with MND

The mnd association1

The MND Association

Has over 3,000 active volunteers and around 140 employed staff whose specialist skills are dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by MND now and in the future

Has nearly 8,000 members helping to strengthen our voice to ensure everyone living with MND has access to the best possible care

Relies almost entirely on voluntary donations

Our mission

Our mission

We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers

We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND

We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society

The xxx branch group
The XXX Branch/ Group

  • One of 90 volunteer-led branches and groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Covers the area of xxxx

  • Volunteers work together to:

    • Provide local support

    • Raise awareness

    • Campaign

    • Fundraise

      on behalf of people living with MND

The xxx branch group1

The XXX Branch/ Group

Insert additional information about your branch or group, for example:

Your support meetings (where/ how often/ format)

What you have funded

Your newsletter/ website

Your Association Visitor team

The future
The Future

People living with MND can’t wait.

We need your help!

How you can help

How you can help


A fantastic way to involve friends and family

Help fight back against MND and have some fun

Ideas and events to suit all ages and abilities

We will be on hand to support you every step of the way

Every donation makes a difference

Every donation makes a difference

£10 provides an information pack for a newly diagnosed person with MND

£75 funds an MND expert researcher for half a day

£250 buys a specialist joystick to enable somebody to continue working

£1,000 buys a riser recline armchair to help maintain a level of mobility for those who can no longer stand unaided

How you can help1

How you can help


Join our online network of campaigners and receive regular updates on our campaigning activities and information on how you can get involved

For example

Show your support by signing the MND Charter

Email your local MP and ask them to sign the MND Charter

Visit: www.mndcampaigns.org

How you can help2

How you can help


Get involved in our branch/ group

We are looking for volunteers to join our committee to help us to make a difference locally

Become an Association Visitor

By offering confidential, emotional support, accurate information and help to access the right services and equipment, you can enable people affected by MND to live their life more easily and make informed choices

How you can help3

How you can help

Raise awareness:

Hold your own event or get involved with our current awareness campaign

Visit www.mndassociation.org

How you can help4

How you can help

Become a member:

Help us to strengthen our voice as we campaign to ensure everyone living with MND has access to the best possible care, no matter where they live

You will become part of a powerful support network and can meet with others and share experiences at our local and national events and conferences

Visit www.mndassociation.org/membership

Find out more keep in touch

Find out more/ Keep in touch

Website: www.mndassociation.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mndassociation

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mndassoc

Branch/ Group website: www.insertwebaddress.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourfacebookname

Twitter: www.twitter.com/yourtwittername