Supporter to scale Mount Blanc for MND Association

I have an obsession with mountains! My partner and I trekked to Everest Base Camp back in 2018 and one day, I would love to have a go at climbing the biggest mountain in the world. I see Mont Blanc as a major achievement as it’s the biggest mountain in Western Europe and a fantastic opportunity to raise as much money for the MND Association as possible. The care my Mum received during her illness was fantastic and I would like to do something to raise money to help others.

In preparation for this I have been training extensively. Trips to the Lake District (and soon Snowdonia) to get some miles and elevation under my belt. Along with lots of cycling, running and a strict diet.

I am travelling out to Chamonix on the 10th September 2020 to spend a few days acclimatising in the mountains.

On Sunday 13th September I will commence the summit phase.

Depending on the weather and conditions I may spend either one or two nights in mountain huts to maximise the chance of success.

If the weather is kind (and my body lets me!) I will either summit Mont Blanc on Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16th September.

John Higgins.

If you like to find out more or sponsor John on his challenge please visit his Justgiving page –

Come and meet us at our regional conference

Exeter Racecourse – Saturday 21 September 2019, 10am – 4pm

Each regional conference programme is tailored to local interests and issues affecting people
with MND, so content may vary. However, typically, they will include the opportunity to
hear and ask questions about the latest care services and support available and the most up to date information about research.

There will also be an opportunity to sample innovative products and services offered by exhibitors and, most importantly, plenty of time to talk to MND Association staff, volunteers and meet other people affected by MND.

Lunch and refreshments are provided during the day and free parking is available at the venue.

There is no fee to attend our regional conference.

To book visit or call 01604 611837.

Group trip to the Bristol Aerospace Museum

Join us on a group day out at the Bristol Aerospace Museum on Wednesday 20th March 2019, at 12pm with highlights tour starting at 12.30pm.

“A visit to Aerospace Bristol is a chance to travel through the decades, enjoy fun interactive and amazing exhibits – including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and more – and immerse yourself in a story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.”

RSVP to Jo Campbell on 03453751839 or Mobile on 07831098365
or email
Please confirm by Friday 1st March

Please note that there is full disabled access and ample disabled parking. If transport is required, the local group may be able to help with funding however this will need to be requested on the booking form by 1st March.