About Us

The Group has been running since 1983 with the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their carers, family and friends.

The Group also has a team of trained Association Visitors who offer a befriending role, providing support, information, and an ongoing link with Association to people living with MND.

We can provide practical support in the form of liaison with health and social care professionals, such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and the medical profession.

And we can provide specialist equipment to improve the quality of life of all those affected by the disease.

Fundraising and raising awareness are also very important aspects of Group activities, and we organise events throughout the year which are well supported.

Message from the Group Leader

On behalf of the Southampton Group we would like to thank everyone who supports us.

We hope that you will continue to help us to raise money for MND so we can continue to help support the people living with this awful disease.

We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our Group evenings or afternoon teas – you will be made to feel most welcome!

Best wishes
Maria Stott


Group contact and Association Visitor co-ordinator
Rosemary Rockett tel: 02380 891842 email: mrs_rockett@hotmail.com

Group committee members
Maria Stott Group Leader and newsletter editor – 02380 890051 rockettmnda@hotmail.co.uk
Sue Harding Secretary and banker of cash donations 02380 892435 sue.harding09@btinternet.com
Rosie Perrett Banker of cheque donations rosie.perrett@googlemail.com
Stella Tomlinson Digital Media Officer safnr@yahoo.co.uk
Group Website www.mndassociation.org/southampton
Facebook www.facebook.com/mndsouthampton
Please send donations sent to: Rosie Perrett, 21 Boyatt Crescent, Eastleigh, SO50 4LP

Other contacts

Regional Care Development Adviser
Louise Rickenbach is the Association’s Regional Care Development Adviser (RCDA) working in the Group’s area. She has detailed knowledge of the care and management of MND.

Working very closely with local statutory services and community care providers, she is able to provide support and advice to people with MND and their families.

She can be contacted via louise.rickenbach@mndassociation.org or 03453 751831.

Volunteering Development Co-ordinator
VDCs are regionally-based staff who provide advice and support to Groups and volunteers and also encourage and help to set up new Groups and Branches.

Claire Tuckett is the VDC working for our Group area.

She can be contacted on claire.tuckett@mndassociation.org.

Care Centre
Clare Erridge, Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital, Mailpoint 101, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD. Contact her on erridc@suht.swest.nhs.uk or 02380 796544.

MND Association Helpline
The Association’s helpline offers information and support to people affected by the disease.

Call MND Connect: 0808 802 6262 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Calls are charged at local rates anywhere in the UK.

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