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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.



Help the MNDa – sign the Charter!

As you know, one of the things people with MND worry about is losing their voice, that’s why ‘losing your voice’ is at the heart of our new fundraising activity.

A huge thank you to those of you who have signed our MND Charter and supported us over the last three years by promoting it and gathering signatures. We now have 29,000 signatures. Our target is to reach 30,000 by midnight on 6 May.

Please help us by sharing this link with everyone you know. The signatures will be presented to No. 10 Downing Street during Awareness Month.