Silence Speaks


The more who join our silence,
the louder our voice

More than a sponsored silence. Silence Speaks challenges supporters to find other ways to communicate during October

I'm Jeremy Vine...

This October, stop talking. Let silence help people affected by MND.

We tend to take our voice for granted, but some don’t have this luxury. One of the most worrying and devastating aspects people with MND face is losing their voice.

Help us raise awareness by standing in solidarity with the thousands of people living with MND who have difficulty speaking.

It’s simple.  Choose a date, place and duration. How long will you stay silent? Where will you stay silent? A pub, school? Your workplace? A party? Get some ideas and see what other people have done in our stories section.

The longer and more public your silence, the more donations you’ll receive. Don’t fancy doing it alone? Get others involved – it’s more fun in a team!

Become a fundraiser and get sponsored for supporting people living with MND who experience speech loss.

Visit our fundraising hub, set up your own JustGiving page, and share it across your social media pages. You might have to stay silent but your friends and family can spread the word for you! Your donations could help develop more advanced communication aids for people with MND.

Hayley’s dad has MND, so she knows just how tough life can be for someone living with this disease.

Take part in your own way

You can sign up on your own, as a team, with your company or with a school or youth group.

<strong>As an individual</strong><br>Take part on your own and get friends and family to sponsor you.

As an individual
Take part on your own and get friends and family to sponsor you.

I'm an
<strong>Create a team</strong><br>Get friends and family together to do your silence<br>as a team.

Create a team
Get friends and family together to do your silence
as a team.

We're a
<strong>Workplace</strong> <br>Encourage your workmates to get involved and take part as a company.

Encourage your workmates to get involved and take part as a company.

We're a
<strong>School or youth group</strong><br>Teachers and youth group leaders get your young people together to take part.

School or youth group
Teachers and youth group leaders get your young people together to take part.

We're a school or
youth group

How to get started

We have lots of helpful tips on how you can do your Silence Speaks in a way that works for you – get creative and get all your friends and family involved!

Get started

Looking for ideas? Use mobile phone apps, set fines for those who break their silence, or nominate others to be quiet.
See our ideas

Download fundraising materials - You’ll get loads of ideas and info to help you get started and make the most of your sponsored silence.
Download materials

Set up a JustGiving page -  It’s easy to raise money for Silence Speaks by getting friends and family to sponsor you on JustGiving.
Get started here

Celebrities - You’re in good company when you take part in Silence Speaks. Keep an eye out for our celebrity supporters.

You can make a big difference

Every penny you raise will make a difference to people with MND and their families. You could fund vital research to help us find a cure, and help support people living with MND now.


Runs the MND Connect support and information line for half an hour


Can pay for a specialist app that helps a person with MND to communicate


Could buy a Lightwriter, giving someone back the ability to communicate with their loved ones

Already signed up? Start raising funds today.

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