Sarah Legacy Event

Virtual Legacy Event

Our legacy events give you the opportunity to hear first-hand the progress being made in MND research, thanks to your donations.

Register to attend

We will be bringing research to the comfort of your own home with our virtual legacy event. We've made it as easy as possible for you to join the event, hear about how MND research has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and ask questions directly to an MND researcher.

Joining the virtual legacy event

The event will take place on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 10.30am. It will run for approximately one hour.

Once you've registered to join we will send you an email providing all the instructions you'll need.  We are using an online event tool called Microsoft Teams which works in a similar way to Zoom and other online video chat tools.

Simply click the link in the email to join the event.

We will be sharing presentations and recommend that you join on a tablet, laptop, or desktop as it may be hard to see the presentations on a mobile phone.

What will happen on the day?

Once everyone has joined the meeting, Emma Fellows, our Legacy Marketing Manager, will start the event and run through some general housekeeping points to ensure it runs smoothly. We will also dedicate some time to discuss how our research is funded. We rely on the generous gifts people leave us in their Wills, and we will be saying a few words about the importance of this form of support.

We'll then move onto presentations and a Q&A.



Dr Nick Cole - Head of Research, MND Association

Nick overseas the project funding of over 80 research grants provided by the Association to further our understanding of the disease, develop future treatments and improve the quality of life for people living with MND.

Nick will touch on how some of these projects have been affected by the pandemic.

Robert Layfield

Professor Robert Layfield - Professor of Protein Biochemistry, University of Nottingham 

Rob's area of research focuses on the cell's waste disposal system and how malfunctions in this process can cause MND. 
Rob also sits on the Association's Biomolecular research advisory panel (BRAP). The role of BRAP is to review biomedical research grant applications and ensure the excellence of the research funded by the Association.

How has Rob's research been affected by Covid-19? 

Virtual lab tour - Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

Meet MND Association funded researchers in this behind the scenes lab tour. The 8-minute tour stops at four different stations to update you on the projects being conducted at SITraN Sheffield, thanks to the support of people like you. 

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262