Support our group

Welcome to the Colchester and North East Essex Group 

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

Latest News

Our 2024 Walk to D'Feet fundraiser is on Sunday 28th July at 11am. Meet at Beach Hut 116 in Frinton-on-Sea (golf club end) for a return walk between Frinton and Walton. For more details contact Maggie Cooper on 07710 758 509 or [email protected]

Our Christmas Afternoon Tea, which took place at Wivenhoe House, was enjoyed by over 60 people. It was an opportunity to say an early goodbye to Jane Forster, physio, who retired at Easter.

Also in December, on a cold sunny Sunday morning, some brave people entered the North Sea for our annual dip. Rewarded with coffee, mulled wine and mince pies (thanks to Waitrose) we raised over £2000. 

For more information about the different events and activities organised by the group in order to provide support, raise awareness, and fundraise on behalf of people living with MND, please contact us.

Take a look at our latest newsletter

Support events

Details of upcoming coffee mornings are detailed below. These friendly and welcoming events are open to anyone living with or affected by MND in the local area: 

  • Wednesday 15th May 11am Coffee Morning at Barn Plants Garden Centre, Colchester CO3 8ND
  • Tuesday 11th June 11am Coffee Morning at Hilltop Garden Centre, Weeley CO16 9DS
  • Wednesday 3rd July at 2.30pm Afternoon Tea at The Lion, East Bergholt CO7 6TB
  • Friday 12th July at 7pm Tapas night at The Lion, East Bergholt CO7 6TB


To donate online click on our Justgiving page link (above). You can also donate by text, simply write text MND4CNE to 70085 to donate £5