Fundraising

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.

Easyfundraising.org

Easyfundraising.org is a great way to raise money just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra. All you need to do is go the easyfundraising website, click through to the retailer you want to buy from and make your purchase.

The price will be exactly the same and the retailer will give you a cash reward that you can turn into a donation. Easyfundraising collect this and send it on at no extra cost.

Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and find out more.

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 davidl.r.griffiths@ntlworld.com and we'll give you a mention on this site and in our newsletter.

Donations

If you'd like to make a donation to MND Association Cambridgeshire, please send it to:

Melanie White
6 Burghley Close,
Crowland,
Peterborough,
PE6 0JY

Items for Sale:

Car:

Kia Sedona;
Manual drop down ramp at rear,
Drive in with power chair and secured with harness and floor straps
Seats four plus chair

Motorised Scooter:

for use over all-terrain

Both available in the local area

If interested, enquiries in the first instance to:

Trevor Purllant, and his contact number is 07768904991

Please note all transactions will be arranged privately between the buyer and seller, the MND Association/Cambridgeshire Branch is not endorsing or affiliated with any of the above items

Fundraising 2019

Fundraising for the MNDA by Brown & Co, Property & Business Consultants LLP

Having been diagnosed with MND in March this year, I was extremely pleased that from a personal point of view my fellow partners in Brown and Co chose the MNDA as their charity for the current year of 2019. Various events across the regional offices have taken place so far but more locally the Huntingdon office decided to organise a charity walk around the perimeter of Grafham Water totalling 9.2 miles. This took place on Sunday, 22nd September with a fantastic turnout and show of support from friends, colleagues and clients alike numbering some 200 in total. Donations were also kindly received from many parties who were unable to participate on the day; the total raised so far for the walk alone has now reached an astounding £24,500 with monies still coming in. I am proud to announce that Brown and Co so far has managed to raise a grand total of over £45,000 from all the activities under taken to date. Throughout the rest of the year, further events are taking place; a timed online auction was very successful featuring varied and unusual lots from experiences and holiday breaks to season tickets and memorabilia. The sum of bids for the auction alone at present totals approximately £21,000. I am truly humbled by the generosity of everyone and looking forward to seeing what our continued efforts can bring.

Chris Purllant
Member living with MND

The Sky's the Limit

Jumping out of a plane from thousands of feet would be a daunting prospect for most of us. Well, no one seems to have told Maz Hunnable, who wasn’t going to let living with MND get in the way of an airborne adventure. Here’s what she had to say about it…

“My sky dive was amazing. The red devils treated me like royalty - they were so caring. I was worried about my legs being taped together, but understood it had to be done. It worked really well and Nathan who I jumped with was fantastic with the help he gave me. I had so many family members there to support me and 4 of them also did the jump. So far I have raised almost 5 grand and I’m really pleased with the amount.”

Bucket Collections at local stations.

Peterborough       £382.70

Huntingdon          £305.09

St Neots                £276.40

Cambridge            £269.32

Ely                          £482.09

Total     £1715.60

The Lyke Wake Walk

In support of Motor Neurone Disease for research and the local Cambridgeshire group, a team of four first time Lyke Wake Walk (LWW) attempts met with success both on the crossing and in fundraising where over £3,330 was raised for MND. There was an unsuccessful walker we also supported and despite failure at the start of Wheeldale, he raised £550 for the Addenbrookes Kidney Patients Association.

They all set off together in the morning light at 04.57 at the LWW stone at Cod Beck and exactly 15 hours later they got to the finish stone at the end of Stony Marl Moor and Beacon Howe at 19.57.
Times for the sections were only notable as they got impetus near the end and flew across Fylingdales in under 2hours 30 mins. The weather was beautiful all day and the surfaces were dry for the most part. All the participants were first time walkers on the LWW and ranged in age from 59 to 69 – none of them had ever walked more than 30 miles before, so it was a great achievement.

Completers were: Carol Deytrikh-White; John White; Jonathan Stafford; Tim Bryson.
Andrew Norton: Cottenham Fundraising Group for MND

Canoe challenge 2019

It was an early start on the Saturday of the last bank holiday weekend in May. Eight brave people set of from Northampton on the river Nene with an incredible 69 miles and 39 locks to negotiate in three days. The weather was brilliant that Saturday and the back-up car went to the first meet point whilst the set up crew went off to the first night’s campsite. Shock horror, a phone call from the team, one of them was sinking and having to bail out his kayak. The set-up crew was summoned to the first meet and they carried a canoe some 400 yards to the lock near Billing. Upon arrival of the team our ex-Seal team/Marine member Adam Cunnington, owned up to not checking his rear bung which was allowing water to enter. Lesson learnt they all set off for the middle Nene yacht club and fish and chips for tea. After a great stay at the yacht club and a hearty breakfast, I can highly recommend this place if you sail or want to learn to sail, so friendly and cheap yearly membership.

Day two started with our only unexpected Eskimo well Leo Amies fell out of his kayak so we had a ten minute wait whilst it emptied. The team set off for the hardest part of the challenge to Yarwell Mill. The weather on day two was awful with heavy rain and the odd thunderstorm. Again big thanks go to Yarwell Mill for letting us pitch up and use their facilities for free. The team made good time and arrived in plenty of time to shower and rest before we had beef stew and bread which was yummy.

The third day was the easiest for locks, only four but was a long slog as the team had long distances to paddle. But they made great time and finished in good time on the bank holiday Monday.
So big thanks to the teams Russell Huber, David Crooke, Leo Amies, Adam Cunnington, Katie Marshall, Jacqui Allen and Isaac Allen. Also huge thanks to Mick Huber and Malcolm Clifford for their help with the event.

Thanks also go to John Miller from Proteus canoe club who taught the team to paddle in a straight line and to the Peterborough Sea Cadets who let us loose on their kayaks with their life vests and paddles.

 

This is a picture of BIG10SKA Band who played at the British Legion, Histon, in aid of Cambridgeshire branch. Organised by Maureen West and her family in memory of her son Bret. It was a brilliant evening, raising nearly £2000 for the branch.

A great big thank you to Mr Billy Maher and the staff of the Gunthorpe NISA in Peterborough for their fantastic cheques for £1000. Mr Maher unfortunately lost his father to MND.

Ethan Bennett, Billy Maher, Simon Crooke (branch fundraising coordinator), Shobra Maher and Sandra Starkey.

The Peterborough Farm Machinery Preservation Society held a ploughing day and raised £2060 for the branch. A great day was had by all and the cheque was handed over at a meeting of the group at Childers in Whittlesey.

Previous fundraising

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mndconnect 0808 802 6262