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Could you be a Carers’ Champion?

Carers’ Champions are volunteers helping to provide information about support for carers and past carers of people with MND in their local area.

Carers’ Champions also:

  • Build up knowledge of the support available for carers in their community
  • Liaise with carers to identify what issues they face
  • Explain how the MND Association can support them
  • Help identify and create opportunities to bring new, existing and past carers together.

To find out more about becoming a Carers’ Champion visit the page on the MND Association website or request an application form contact the Volunteering Team on 0345 6044 150 or volunteering@mndassociation.org

Charity of the Year for Chair of Bath & NE Somerset Council

We’re extremely pleased that the MND Association have been nominated as one of the charities the Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council will be supporting for 2019. The Events that the Chair organises start in March with a Music evening and continues with the Elegance in the Afternoon Fashion Show in April. Both events are being held at the Guildhall in Bath.

Music Evening
Saturday 16th MARCH 2019
7.30pm Until Midnight

Charity Evening – Music for all Tastes of Music
Featuring several local bands and musicians

Hosted by the Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council
Councillor Karen Walker
Compere: Bob Crampton (Former ITV Presenter)

NOW £10 Ticket price and are available from the Bath Box Office:
https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/charity-music-evening-bath-2019/

The Music Evening will be supporting the Chairman’s charities of the year – MND Association, Dorothy House Hospice Care and Forces Online

Elegance in the Afternoon Fashion Show
Saturday 13th April 2019
2.30pm – 5.30pm in the Banqueting Room

Hosted by the Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council
Councillor Karen Walker
Compere: Imogen Sellers, BBC Points West

A fashion show featuring outfits and new trends for Summer 2019 from local retailers.
Join us for a drinks reception followed by delicious afternoon tea and fizz in the beautiful Banqueting Room at the Guildhall, Bath.

Ticket price £30.00pp and are available from Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy:
Tel: 07973 683874 or Email: events@morganbrinkhurstconsultancy.co.uk

The fashion show will be supporting the Chairman’s charities of the year – MND Association, Dorothy House Hospice Care and Forces Online


Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Each month there are support meetings across the region where people with MND, their carers, friends and family can get together.  The meetings are informal and are good place to share advice and experience.

There are currently three Support Group meetings in the area – Bristol, Bath, and Weston-super-Mare. The dates, times and venues are listed on our events page.

Please contact Neil Drinkwater for more info and to let him know if you are thinking of coming. He can also arrange transport too. Email Neil: neil.drinkwater@mndassociation.org or call 07831 349398.