Welcome to the South and West Somerset 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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About us

Welcome to the South and West Somerset Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND).

Run by experienced volunteers we are here for people suspected of or living with MND and for anybody affected by MND in South and West Somerset.

We do the following:

  • We raise funds and provide funding, primarily through our grants programme
  • We provide information and updates, face to face, emails, and our contact lists.
  • We provide information about care and support options in the local area, this includes linking to our network of Support Volunteers and to professionals
  • We provide support for people living with or affected by MND, primarily through our monthly support meetings and through our local Association Visitors


Image Daphne and Val smiling after receiving flowers and a certificate of appreciation

At our May meeting two volunteers, Daphne Hallett and Val Lowman (pictured), were presented with a certificate of appreciation and flowers in recognition of the support they have provided for over 18 years. They both help in may ways including supporting the Committee at events and providing a crucial rule at support meetings by providing wonderful refreshments and enabling the committee to welcome members and spend time with them.


Support group meetings

Branch Support Meetings, open to anyone in the area living with or affected by MND, run on the fourth Thursday of every month from 2.00-4.00pm at West Monkton Village Hall (Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE). Dates for 2024 are as follows: 

No meeting in June due to holidays

25th July

20th August (Note: This is a Tuesday due to room unavailable Thursday)

26th September

24th October

28th November


Volunteering opportunities

Have you ever considered volunteering with us? We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering with us, we can be flexible and explore roles to suit your skills and experience. Some examples of how you can volunteering with us include: 

  • Supporting people living with or affected by MND
  • Fundraising
  • Getting involved in local or national campaigns

For an informal chat re. volunteering with us please contact Andy Graham (Area Support Co-ordinator) on 01604 800 631 or [email protected] 

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