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. We also raise funds, contribute to research commissioned by the MND Association and promote awareness of the disease.

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Upcoming meetings and events

New Year Event, Abingdon

Date: Saturday 28th January 2023

Time: 2.00- 4.00pm

Location: Christ Church Suite, Abingdon

This will be an open meeting for all our members, fundraisers and supporters with time to socialise and with guest  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 attend and receive your personal invitation.

 

Family & Friends Support Group, Farmoor

Date: Tuesday 21st March 2023

Time: 2.00pm

Location: Wytham House, Farmoor

Invitations will be going out nearer the time with details but please save the date and come along to this friendly gathering to meet others with experience of MND and to exchange information. This will be a new venue for us which will hopefully be more central to the wide area of Oxfordshire that we cover.

 

SAVE THE DATE -Annual Branch Walk

Date: Saturday 7th October 2023

Time: 1.00pm

Location: Blenheim Palace Park

The date is booked for our 2023 Annual Branch Walk. Please save the date. More details to follow.

 

Past meetings and events (updates)

Family and Friends Group, Zoom, 22nd November: A dozen or so people living with MND, family and friends, met on Zoom to hear an informative talk on Lasting Power of Attorney by specialists  in the field accredited by Age UK. The meeting was recorded, please get in touch with our branch contact if you missed the event and would like to watch the recording (for a limited time).

Annual Branch Walk, Blenheim Palace Park, 8th October: Around 150 members, fundraisers and supporters attended our fun branch walk at Blenheim Palace Park. The weather was kind and an amazing amount was raised for the Oxfordshire branch. Receipts are still coming in, but so far, almost £5000 has been raised. Well done and a big thank you to those who attended, donated, or supported.

Family and friends group, Abingdon, 28th September: This was our first face to face group meeting and was well supported. Its was such a pleasure to get back to meeting everyone in person again, thank you to all who attended and helped.

Beyond the Roadshow, Kidlington, 17th September: The North Oxford Rotary Club held an interesting and fun evening with BBC TV’s Antique Roadshow Andy McConnell, world renowned glass specialist, and raised funds for the Oxfordshire branch. Our sincere thanks to the North Oxford Rotary Club for the event and everyone who attended.

 

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262