As a registered charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association is funded by public donations and relies on groups and branches to assist with fundraising to support the important work it undertakes.
There are many exciting ways you can raise much-needed funds for the MND Association – either as an individual or through your business.
However you fundraise you can be guaranteed your cash will make a real difference to the lives of people affected by MND.
Check our Events page for details of what’s coming up with our group.
If you’re planning something extraordinary, exhausting or exhilarating to raise funds for MND Association Cambridgeshire, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you a mention on this site and in our newsletter.
If you’d like to make a donation to MND Association Cambridgeshire, please send it to:
6 Burghley Close,
Owen and Holly
Owen and Holly completed the Great North Run in 1 hour 57 minutes and have so far raised about £1000
If you would like to sponsor them, their donation page is still open.
Cambridge Building Society and Cambridge News Awards
Last evening Maire and I attended the reception to hear the results of the tokens collected by the general public and sent in to support this scheme.
The Branch came 6th out of the 16 charities/organisations selected with a cheque presented for £862. This is more than the £570 we received last year.
This is a great effort by our members and others – Maire in particular rallied her Day Centre members and submitted I believe nearly 200 tokens.
The Mayor of Peterborough’s Charity Events raised £46,636 in total. The share coming to Cambridgeshire MNDA is £15,525.
This a magnificent effort and our thanks go to all involved.
RAF Band Concert
The RAF Band Concert raised over £1600. Approx. £1100 will go to research with the balance going to support local people living with MND.
WAY OF THE ROSES
Over the last May bank holiday 11 brave souls ventured north to Morecombe to start a 170 mile cycle ride over to Bridlington. All 11 were very cheerful as they started off on the Saturday morning from the Eric Morecombe statue on the seafront. We started off in lovely sunshine and a good pace was made by all.
This lasted until the afternoon when thunder hail and heavy rain set in. despite this everyone made it to the overnight stop. On the Sunday we had lovely weather and again made it to the overnight stop point. On the Monday it was a very different day again with all cyclists making it to the east coast at Bridlington however the sea mist had set in meaning Flambrough Head was not visible.
Well done to them all in raising just over £5k for the branch.
Thanks go to Sarah Tim and Katie Bates, Daniel Crooke, Laura Whitwell, Katie Marshall, Miles and Helen Barker, who did it on a tandem, Micheal Fletcher Leanne Lenton and John Hinchcliffe. Also a huge thanks to Mick Huber for driving the minibus and trailer.
On Friday 5th May at Cambridge university Rugby Club two teams of amateur rugby players came together to play a game and to raise money for MND.
The sides, made up of one from the Constructors and one from the Contractors, played their third charity match. It was a close match with some great rugby played, and some funny rugby too, but a great day was had by all. In total just under £6k was raised and thanks go to Mott Mcdonald and SDC for organising and sponsoring the event.
A group of Ladies came together on Saturday 8th July to do a Zumba session at Shirley School in Cambridge. It was a hot day and the ladies did fantastically well to make it through the tough session. I think however the offer of cake and tea afterwards spurred a lot on. Including a raffle, the morning raised £386. Thanks go to Sophie Lucia ad Donna West for organising the event.
Sunday 2nd July saw Pam Wilkie open her garden for the branch for the second year. Again the afternoon was well attended and those that came had lovely scones cream and strawberries. They were then entertained by the Hilton Ukulele band. The afternoon raised over £650 and thanks go to Pam and her husband for opening up their beautiful garden.
JUNE AWARENESS MONTH
As normal during the awareness month we did our railway station collections starting at Peterborough then every week doing Huntingdon, St Neots, Cambridge and Ely. It was nice to see the campaign posters at Ely and the generosity of people in the county again was superb donating £2,265 to the branch.
Pam Wilkie’s Garden Party raised approx. £400 – half to MNDA
Massed Band Concert raised almost £1000
Sponsored walk around Ferry Meadows raised over £500
Bucket collections at Peterborough, St Neots, Cambridge, Ely and Kings’s Cross stations raised over £2500
This is the day we had our hair cut off for MND.
Aarron, decided to grow his hair then have it cut off for MND. But would only do it if his Mum would too. Hers came almost all the way down her back. I (Sarah) then some how volunteered, I think to give Rebakah some moral support, thinking it would never happen. Then a date was set, 16th April, in the hope that at least we have the summer for it to grow back!! The 16th came and there was no going back, so we went for the chop!!! A number 2 for us girls and bald for Aarron. Altogether we managed to raise just over £500. Some has gone on ‘Just Giving,’ but Rebekah is hoping to do the Grafham walk/ride later this month and will take the rest of our money there.
We do it in memory of our Mum, Nan and Gt Nan, Cathleen North, who died three years ago of this awful decease and we help make others as comfortable as possible who find themselves with it.
THE CAMBRIDGE BUILDING SOCIETY – CASH FOR THE COMMUNITY raised approx. £600
Rebecca Smith on behalf of Ted Hawkins “Silence Speaks” project raised approx. £600
This year, we’ve seen some truly remarkable fundraising by our brilliant supporters. Some examples of the kind of things people have done to raise money for MND Association are below…
Kevin Burke’s 3-part Challenge
The Sponsored Fishing Match raised over £500
Three Peaks Challenge raised over £700
Mods and Rockers Ride to Hunstanton raised £695
Bucket Collection outside Cineworld Cinemas showing “The Theory of Everything” raised almost £500.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has so far raised over £2000 for branch funds
Flaming June Half Marathon raised £1300
Westgarth Run in memory of Sue Westgarth raised almost £3000
Walk to Defeat Derbyshire 6 Dales Walk raised £9000 to be split between Carol Deytrikh-Whites Fund, Ned Cullens Fighting Fund and the Cambridgeshire Branch.
As well as these events, friends and families of people with MND have run their own small fund raisers which contribute significantly to our funds.
Alister Bundclark completed his bike ride across Spain for the MND Association. He cycled from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, down to Portsmouth, coast to coast across Spain, taking a ferry to La Palma, and then cycling up to the observatory at Roque de los Muchachos.
It was an incredible experience and so far raised £1838 in memory of his father Peter. A local newspaper has been in touch so hopefully that may mean some more donations in the next week or so to reach the £2000 target.