Category Archives: Awareness

Volunteers required: Friday 4th November from 4pm

The Bristol & Bath Group of the MND Association have been chosen as the charity of the year for this year’s Downend Fireworks Display. This is a great event and apparently an amazing display of fireworks which is very popular. Being the chosen charity means we are able to have a stand on the night, hold a collection, have banners on display and collection tins on the bar. Could you help us man the stand and with the collection?

For more information about the event please visit http://www.downendrt.co.uk/fireworks/

If you are interested in volunteering at the event please contact Jo Campbell by email [email protected] or call 03453 751839.

Brighton marathon success

Emily at Brighton MarathonBristol-based runner Emily Dixon took part in her first marathon on Sunday 17 April and raised vital awareness of MND along the way.

Emily did fantastically well in her first-ever marathon and completed the course in 5 h 41 min – a personal best! Emily was supported by friends and family members, and crucially, received a high five from Zoe Ball (who started the race), to help her to the finish line!

Far from deterred at the somewhat daunting task of completing the 26-mile course, Emily fought through muscle fatigue and hunger (!) to cross the line, making herself and her supporters very proud. Emily at Brighton Marathon

She is pictured taking on some jelly babies for fuel halfway round the course, and in the MNDA tent proudly displaying her medal, at the end of the race.

On top of her incredible personal achievement, Emily has raised over £800 for the MNDA, a proportion of which will go directly to helping people living with MND in the Bristol and Bath area.

Not content with one marathon under her belt, Emily has confirmed she has just signed up for next year’s Brighton marathon!

Good luck Emily and keep flying the flag for MND!