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Our 30th anniversary

30 birthday badge2009 marked the 30th anniversary since the Association was established by a group of volunteers.

Thanks to the support of our dedicated volunteers we have come a long way since we were founded by a group of people determined to help those affected by the disease. Today, some 30 years on, we have over 3000 volunteers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our special anniversary film

Thirty years after they first started the Association our founder members have filmed a very special birthday message.


How it all began

Founder members

Thirty years ago few people had heard of MND and even fewer knew anything about it. Families were often left to cope alone, in ignorance and isolation.
Through their own heart-breaking personal experiences a group of volunteers formed a group to support people affected by MND.


30 stories from 30 volunteers

Our founder members

Read 30 stories from 30 of our volunteers


Changes in care over 30 years

Person receiving care

Read how the care for people with MND has changed over the years and how the work of the MND Association continues to make a difference.