Welcome to the Chiltern Branch

The branch is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families, and carers.


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Branch Fundraising Ball - Saturday 19 October
It isn’t too late to get tickets for our Fundraising Ball, which will take place on Saturday 19th October at Moor Hall, Cookham SL6 9QH.

The evening will commence at 6:30pm with a welcome drink as you arrive. Local photographers ‘Photography by Us’ will take formal shots of people arriving in their finest attire, then throughout the evening a photo booth will be available for fun pictures, all of which can be purchased on the night. There will also be a close-up magician, Sam Strange, to entertain you before you are seated for your three-course dinner.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Gravity. A raffle and auction will take place later in the evening with a number of excellent items.

Tickets are £65 per head and available by emailing Nicola Lewington at nicola.lewington@sky.com.

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Big steps of hope virtual walk

On Sunday 25th August, take part in a virtual walk as part of the Big Steps for Hope event raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Walk whenever, wherever and however far you like. Walk alone or with friends and family or why not invite your wider community. The most important things are to get active, have fun and raise money for charity. Register online for £12 and receive an info pack, event t-shirt and commemorative medal. For more information including advice on how to fundraise visit: https://www.bigstepsofhope.co.uk/

Could you be our new branch Chair?

We are currently seeking a new Chair to lead our Branch after our previous Chair stepped down at our recent AGM.

This is a voluntary role that requires around 2-3 hours commitment per week. It involves organising and running Committee meetings, supporting Branch volunteers and fundraisers, ensuring Branch compliance with the charity's policies and being a local ambassador for the Association. All expenses are reimbursed.

We are seeking someone with good leadership, communication, facilitation and delegation skills. If you would like more information please contact volunteering@mndassociation.org or call Jo Campbell on 03453 751839.

Could you be an Association Visitor (AV)?

Do you enjoy listening to and helping people? Are you looking for a volunteering role where you can do just that and fit it in around your family, studies or other commitments?

By becoming an Association Visitor (AV), you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

Visitors offer free and confidential emotional support which helps to reduce the sense of isolation experienced by many people affected by the disease. They also provide information about the Association and other services that helps people to make informed choices.

As an AV you will keep in regular contact with people with MND, their families and carers. This can be done either by phone, email or face-to-face visits, depending on what suits you and the person you are supporting.

Join our local team and make new friends - use your existing skills and learn new ones!

To find out more about becoming an Association Visitor please visit https://volunteering.mndassociation.org or call Jo Campbell on 03453 751839.

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 now do so by means of a JustGiving page that we have set up for that purpose at: www.justgiving.com/chilternmnda

The page will accept text donations to 70070 using the code MNDA66 as well as by credit card, 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.

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For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262