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Volunteer support for people affected by MND

Over the next two years the Support Volunteer Project will be looking at how the Association could provide even bigger, better volunteer support for people affected by MND.

That could mean:

  • Growing our network, especially in areas with few volunteers.
  • Looking at new volunteer roles or looking again at roles which have been trialed locally.
  • Exploring new ways of volunteering.
  • Further improving the Association Visitor service, including learning from local best practice.

As the project kicks off, we are keen to hear your ideas for improvements (big or small). And every suggestion you make will receive a response.

For more information about the Support Volunteer Project and how to give us your ideas please see

Alternatively, contact us on 0345 6044 150 or [email protected].

Stephen Hawking has passed away

The MND Association is saddened to learn the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, Patron since 2008. Our thoughts are with Professor Hawking’s family.

Throughout his inspirational life Professor Hawking played a vital role in raising awareness of motor neurone disease around the world.

Stephen William Hawking 
1942 – 2018 (Aged 76)



New Wiltshire Support Group Meeting

We are delighted to confirm the introduction of a new Support Group for all those affected by Motor Neurone Disease in the North and West Wiltshire areas.

The meetings will be held at:

Seend Community Centre
Rusty Lane
SN12 6NS

From 2.00pm – 4.00pm

On the following dates:

Tuesday 30 January
Tuesday 20 March
Tuesday 8 May
Tuesday 3 July
Tuesday 28 August
Tuesday 23 October
Tuesday 11 December

The meetings will be jointly hosted by Association Visitors, Alison Aviss, Anita Creamer and Martin Brown.

Contact the group: [email protected] for more details​.