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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

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)



Regional Conference in Taunton

There is a regional conference coming up and you’re invited!

When? 11 March from 10am – 4pm
Where? Holiday Inn, Taunton

Register now!

The next regional conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Taunton on Saturday 11th March, 2017.  The conference is a great opportunity to hear the latest news in care, campaigning and research and how you can make a contribution to the work of the MND Association.

The day begins at 10am and runs until 4pm with plenty of time during the day to network and make new friends.

For more details visit the MND Regional Conference page.