About us

The Group is run 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 on-going 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. We can also 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.


If you are newly diagnosed or would like to talk to someone about MND please contact MND Connect first.

The Association's Helpline offers information and support to people affected by the disease.

Cambridgeshire Branch Officers and Committee

ChairMrs Cynthia George18, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5EU Tel: 01954 202095
Mobile: 07515 534430
Email: c.i.george@icloud.com
SecretaryMrs Maire Collins52 Lambs Lane, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8TA
Tel: 01954 200873
Email: secretarycambsmnda@gmail.com
TreasurerMrs Melanie WhiteEmail: financecambsmnda@gmail.com
Branch contact -
General local enquiries
Mrs Cynthia GeorgeTel: 01954 202095
Mobile: 07515 534430
Email: c.i.george@icloud.com
Branch Newsletter EditorMr Anthony FlynnEmail: financecambsmnda@gmail.com
WebmasterMr David GriffithsEmail: davidl.r.griffiths@ntlworld.com
Vice-chairMr John MorrenTel: 01480 890027
Email: johnmorren7@gmail.com
Fundraising Coordinator
& Financial Support Requests
Mr Simon CrookeTel: 07551 575752
Email: simoncrooke@aol.com

Additional Committee Members: Mrs Veronica Angus, Mrs Pam Wilkie

AVs and CSNs

Avs and CSNs

From left to right: Chris Glover, AV: Brenda Parkes, CSN: Ann Porter, CSN: Pam Wilkie, AV: and Sue Hallifax AV

Volunteering Development Co-ordinator

Volunteering Development Co-ordinators (VDC) are regionally based staff who provide advice and support to Branches and other Volunteer groups and also encourage and help to set up new Branches and groups. Neil Penson is our VDC.

He can be contacted at:

Address: Neil Penson

VDC for Central England
Motor Neurone Disease Association
PO Box 246, Northampton, NN1 2PR, UK
DD: 01604 611893
Mobile: 07887 870473

Lindsay Goward and Liz Cooper are the Association's Regional Care Development Advisers (RCDA) working in the Cambridgeshire Branch area who have detailed knowledge of the care and management of Motor Neurone Disease. Working very closely with local statutory services and community care providers they are able to provide support and advice to people with MND and their families.

They can be contacted by email at:

All requests for assistance must be made using the request form for funding.

Carer's Grant Application Form and Quality of Life Grant Application Form are available on the Financial Support page.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262