Events and fundraising
We raise funds to enable us to provide practical help and information to people with MND, and to fund research that we hope will develop effective alleviating treatment for MND and, one day, find a cure.
We receive no national or local government funding and are entirely reliant on our own fund raising efforts and the generosity of our supporters.
Donate directly to our branch
To donate directly to our branch you can go to our Just Giving page.
When hosting your own event or fundraiser you may choose to set up your own Just Giving page. You can find information on how to do this on our Useful information page.
Stronger Together – Art for MND
Jeremy Vine to speak at private view
From 12 to 16 September, an exhibition of works by three people affected by MND is being held at The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 2AY.
On show will be paintings by eye-gaze artist Sarah Ezekiel and the late David Shaw, as well as photographs by Miles Pilling (pictures of their work can be seen below). You are welcome to visit the exhibition at any time during The Tabernacle’s open hours (www.tabernaclew11.com). All the works on display will be on sale, with profits coming to the Association, nationally and locally.
Branch Chair, Janis, says: “Sarah, Miles and David are three very talented individuals, each with inspirational stories, who have not let MND stop them producing some extraordinary work. A visit to this exhibition will be well worthwhile.”
There will be a private view from 6 – 10pm on Wednesday 13 September, when speakers will include Branch and Association Patron, Jeremy Vine and MND Association Director of External Affairs, Chris James. There will be the opportunity to bid for three very special pieces of work, among other things, in an auction, as well as a raffle. Please email or call Janis (07764 272255) if you plan to attend the private view, so that your name can be added to the guest list.
Some of our past events and fundraisers
June 2014 welcomed the first event for the new fundraising group: a pub night at Inn on the Green in Hanwell. With Karaoke, cakes and dancing the night away on offer, the fundraising group was set to do well. Add in their idea for an auction with host of prizes including a signed photo by Jim Carrey, and a swanky afternoon tea at a boutique hotel, and it’s no surprise that their efforts raised over £1,300.
Questors Choir is a 60-strong mixed voice choir based in West London. A registered charity themselves, they kindly supported us for their annual carol singing at Ealing Broadway station. A few hours of carols later, and they had raised a fabulous £850 for our branch.
Shortly afterwards in Spring 2013, they once again supported us in the form of an appeal after one of their concerts, raising around £350. Do you know a choir or other organization that would support us in this way?
Sponsored walks, runs, cycles, and swims always prove popular with groups and individuals alike.
A national campaign run by the MND Association called ‘Walk to D’Feet’ has started sponsored walks across the country. Our very own offering to this campaign is known locally as the Bushy Park Sponsored Walk. It attracts in the region of 100 people each year and has been running for 17 years.
If you missed the walk this year, you can always come and join us in 2016.
If you would like to organise a fundraiser on behalf of the MND Association West London & Middlesex branch, please get in touch with our Regional Fundraiser for London, Richard Marriott who can provide you with plenty of advice and support.
You can find ideas by looking through some of our past events and fundraisers or go to the fundraising section on the main Association website.
We have template letters, press releases and other associated documents that act as a good starting point when contacting MPs, decision makers, and the press amongst others. Contact Anita Karunasaagarar, Publicity Officer if you would like to use one.