Welcome to the Bristol and Bath Group

The Bristol and Bath Group aim to support local people affected by motor neurone disease.

Each month there are support meetings where people with MND, their carers, friends and family can get together.  The meetings are informal and are good place to share advice and experience.

We also help by providing financial assistance for equipment, care and quality of life interventions for people with MND and their families.

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Support meetings

The Group are hoping to restart support meetings where people with MND, their carers, friends and family can get together online soon.

Online meetings only

Support Meetings have been suspended due to Coronavirus and for the foreseeable future we will be holding meetings via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2.15pm. Please email Alex Millard on millardalex@hotmail.com if you would like to join us.

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You can donate directly to the Bristol and Bath group using our JustGiving page. It is a safe and efficient way to pass on donations towards helping people in the Bristol and Bath area.

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Interested in joining us:

Our group is run entirely by volunteers, we are only a small team and would love to welcome new members. We have various opportunities including:

Association Visitor Association visitors play a vital role in helping us to ensure people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their families receive the support and services they require. This is a challenging but rewarding role and you don't need personal experience of MND, just the desire to make a difference.

Group Leader You will need to be the focal point of group work; to be aware of the different activities being undertaken by all group volunteers; to provide guidance to each of these where necessary; and to give a sense of continuity to group work.

Group Correspondent/Secretary The main roles of the secretary are to prepare agendas for meetings and to take and circulate any minutes. Other duties may include booking venues or speakers for any events, maintaining all the appropriate documentation and to help with any day-to-day correspondence.

Event Organiser(s)/ Fundraisers(s) Do you have an understanding of running events or do you want to learn more about this? We are looking to create a team of people who are enthusiastic, motivated and organised to run events in the local community. The events you run are up to you and can range from coffee mornings, race nights, charity balls, the list is endless. If you would like to be part of an exciting team, this may well be the role for you.

Communications Team Member (Social Media Co-ordinator & Webmaster roles) Do you have an interest in communications and enjoy using social media. We are looking for one or two people to maintain the website and run our social media pages

Newsletter Editor Could you help produce the newsletter? You would be responsible for looking after the content and distribution: sending out the newsletter both by mail and email as well as designing/deciding upon the layout of the newsletter. Access to a computer is essential.

Support Group Co-ordinator Could you lead / assist the Group to organise and facilitate regular support meetings for people with MND, their families and carers in your local community? In this role you will be working as part of a team of volunteers to help ensure that all who attend the events feel welcome, included and have an enjoyable social experience.

General volunteers Just want to help on an ad hoc basis, come and join us as a general volunteer helping at events as needed.

If you would like to have a chat about volunteering with us please contact Claire Bickley – claire.bickley@mndassociation.org – or call 01604 800654, alternatively contact the volunteering team by email volunteering@mndassociation.org or take a look at our vacancies

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For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262