Welcome to the Chiltern Branch

The Chiltern Branch covers Buckinghamshire south of Milton Keynes together with parts of East Berkshire, including the following postcode areas: HP 5 - 22 and SL1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. The Branch is run by volunteers and has been active in supporting people with MND since 1992. Our support complements that provided by the MND Association.

Find out more about upcoming events, available support, and how you can get involved below.

Events


MNDA Walk To D'Feet

The Chiltern Branch provides practical help, information and local support to people with MND and those close to them, whenever they need it and in a number of ways. Our team of trained Association Visitors can provide you with practical support and information and will be able to signpost you to the local health or social care professionals and services that you may need to access, and they will provide an on-going link to the Association.

We are able to provide financial support within guidelines set by the Association. These can be towards equipment and domestic adaptations as well as services and facilities that help to maintain quality of life in terms of independence, dignity and social connections. We can provide support to carers and to children and young people affected by MND. We can also help towards the cost of using taxis with wheelchair access to enable people to attend our social events. We support local fundraising and awareness raising activities and any national MND Association or local campaigns.

Read our latest newsletter here

Volunteers are always welcome to join the Branch to help with fundraising or other activities that we organise. We also have active social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Chiltern Support Meetings

We run regular Support meetings which people living with MND, their carers and family members are welcome to attend – they are very informal and provide an opportunity over light refreshments to meet and chat with others going through the same experience. At the moment they are held at Cedar Barn, Barn Avenue, Hazlemere HP15 7BQ, and the date and time of the next meeting are always shown at the top of this web page. If you would like any further information, please contact Cyndy Mepham at chiltern@mndassociation.org or 07716 667582

Carers’ Hub Meetings

We also provide ad hoc forums for those caring for a loved one living with MND. These can be either on a virtual platform - as we recognise that it can be difficult for some in caring roles to make the time away from home - or where possible in a local venue that's easily accessible for all. These meetings have proved to be really useful as a way of sharing difficulties and solutions in a supportive forum with others in similar circumstances. We can also invite guest speakers to join us - for example a health or social care professional - if there is a particular need.

Fundraising

JustGiving page for donations to the Branch

If you or your family or friends wish to make a donation to the Branch for any reason, you can do so by means of a JustGiving page that we have set up for that purpose at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chiltern-branch-mnda

The page is completely secure and has the great advantage to our Treasurer that it will automatically claim Gift Aid on donations that qualify, and that increases the amount donated by 25% at no cost to the donor.

Shop at Amazon, support the charity

If, like many of us, you are a regular customer of Amazon then did you know they run a charitable donations scheme called Amazon Smile? Amazon Smile is a separate website that offers exactly the same products at the same prices as the main website. The only difference is that Amazon donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to your chosen charity. So why not switch to purchasing products through https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and select the Motor Neurone Disease Association as your chosen charity?

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262