Welcome to the Oxfordshire Branch

The branch is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their carers and their families. There are regular support group meetings for local people living with MND, friends and family - held in North and South Oxfordshire (alternate months). Please check our planned meetings below for the next dates. Fundraising locally is a very important aspect for our branch and helps us provide local support, contribute to research commissioned by the MND Association and promote awareness of the disease.

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Volunteering with your local branch or group is a fantastic way to join our MND family and help your local community to make a real difference to people affected by MND. If you're interested in volunteering with the Oxfordshire branch, please use the button below to view our open opportunties, or if you prefer to volunteer generally, all are weclome, please get in touch with our branch contact.

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Oxfordshire Branch Interest

Read our latest newsletter

The following articles are of particular interest to the Oxfordshire branch:  

  • Richard from Oxfordshire is a fund raiser for the MND Association - listen to his recent podcast

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Planned Meetings

Family & Friends Support Groups

Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024  Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm  Location: Banbury Cricket Club

Please contact Matthew Hollis for your invitation - 

Email: [email protected] - Tel: 01604 800632 

Date:  Wednesday 22nd May 2024  Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm  Location: Yarnton Home and Garden Centre

With time to get together for refreshments in the cafe. Please contact Lesley Ogden for your invitation - 

Email: [email protected]  - Tel: 01235 850372

Branch Summer Event

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024  Time: 12.00pm - 4.00pm  Location: the Barn Christ Church, Abingdon

More details to follow. Please contact Lesley Ogden for your invitation - 

Email: [email protected]  - Tel: 01235 850372

(SAVE THE DATE) Walk 2 D'Feet MND Oxfordshire Branch 2024

Date: Saturday 5th October 2024  Time: TBA  Location: Blenheim Palace Park

More details to follow, please make a note of the date.

Past meetings and events (updates)

Walk 2 D'Feet MND Oxfordshire Branch 2023 was held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace on Saturday 7th October 2023. There was a fantastic turn out of over 150 blue t-shirt clad walkers who raised over £4000 to help local people and support the challenge to find a cure. A huge thank you to everyone who took part. See Planned Meetings above for the date of next year!.  

Family and Friends Support groups were held in September & November in South Oxfordshire  and  in October at Banbury where there was the usual friendly chat amongst those attending and useful information was shared over afternoon tea and cakes. 

Family & Friends Support Group, 11th July: enjoyed a visit to Millets Farm Centre followed by refreshments seated altogether in  the Flower Market café. Appreciative comments were made about the  friendly atmosphere.

Banbury Family & Friends Support Group, 18th April: this was a welcome return of our meetings in North Oxfordshire. The turn out was encouraging and we were pleased to see everyone.  A big thank you to the Banbury Cricket Club for hosting us and to the volunteers supporting North Oxford.

Family & Friends Support Group, 21st March: our group were made very welcome when they met at Wytham House in a comfortable room overlooking the pleasant grounds near Farmoor reservoir We hope to meet their again on another occasion.  A big thank you to the team at Wytham House and to those who attended.

New Year Event,  28th January: More than 40 attendees listened with interest to our two speakers, Professor Martin Turner - Making sense of multiple drugs available and providing trials as quickly and  efficiently as possible; and Rachel Woolrich, Psychologist with the Oxford MND team - giving an update about her work and the project funded by the branch to provide her post. Please get in touch with our branch contact if you would like to discuss any of the information shared.