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.
You can sign up on your own, as a team, with your company or with a school or youth group.
As an individual
Take part on your own and get friends and family to sponsor you.
Create a team
Get friends and family together to do your silence
as a team.
Encourage your workmates to get involved and take part as a company.
School or youth group
Teachers and youth group leaders get your young people together to take part.
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!
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.
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.
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.