Events and Fundraising

Find information about branch fundraising and events here.

Tell us about the events you're planning and see if we can help.

Contact: Geoff Bland - 01226 245811 or


Sunday 25th August   5K Tribute walk and awareness event for all the family in Graves Park Sheffield.

Vicky talked to Radio Sheffield recently about this Bank Holiday family event. It's accessible to all, and can be walked at your leisure.

Twenty for Twenty for Ken  8th September.   A story from the New family.

Ken New was supporter of the South Yorkshire branch and a member of the Research Advisory Group based at SITraN. He was a runner and absolutely loved the Great North Run - it was the highlight of his year. Once he had done one, he was hooked and kept going back year after year, encouraging others along the way.
He involved all the family and his friends, and he and his wife even ran the event chained together and dressed as convicts to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
Unfortunately, Ken was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2015 and he didn’t get the chance to complete his ultimate goal of 20 Great North runs.
So....on the 8th of September 2019.... just 7 days after what would have been Ken’s 70th birthday, the family along with friends are going to run his 20th race for him! 20 of them to be precise....20 runners, running the Great North Run, for Ken and raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The fantastic team of runners are all connected to the cause, either through Ken, or their own personal stories. Gerry, Andy and Carey New will be running and Sean White, dietician with the Sheffield Home Enteral Feeding team will be with them too.
Many Thanks to you all.

Saturday 5th October - Folk Concert. There was some excellent feedback from last year's concert, so get this date in your diary.


Saturday 2nd November  1940's Dinner Dance celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the MND Association. Holiday Inn Rotherham S60 2XL. This is another special occasion not to be missed. 3 Course Meal, Fun Casino and dancing to the Sheffield University Big Band. Tickets £25.


Sunday 24th November Clowne Half Marathon & Fun Run. The branch is looking for runners to join up for this Derbyshire villages run. We have been chosen by the Clowne Road Runners as the charity to benefit from the race this year. It's the first time we have been represented so would love to make it a big event for all concerned.   Contact Ann Quinn for more details and to get an MND vest to wear on the day if you haven't already got one.


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We raise funds to enable us to provide practical help and information to people with MND, and to fund research. We receive no national or local government funding and are entirely reliant on our own fund raising efforts and the generosity of our supporters.

The South Yorkshire Branch fundraising group comprises of a small number of volunteers who organise a range of events for the branch each year. They welcome any help and support, no matter how little time you have to spare. Fundraising by others on behalf of the branch is important and really helps us to respond positively to all the funding requests we receive. Tell us about what you're planning and see if we can help. Geoff Bland 01226 245811


We are very grateful to everyone who raises money for the Branch.  Many of you choose to do this via your own JustGiving or other online sites. In order to ensure that the money comes through to the Branch, it is important that you please follow these simple guidelines:

1. When setting up a fund-raising page, the fundraiser (that’s you!) can only choose to raise money for charities registered on the online giving website, in our case this is the MND Association.

2. The online site will then send the money to the MND Association national office.  To ensure that it is transferred on to the Branch, you need to let our Regional Fundraiser, Mandy Metcalfe know in writing that you want the money to come to the Branch.  This can be done by email to  Please copy our Treasurer, Paul Hebblethwaite ( into your email, so that he can follow-up for us.

Please note that it must be you who makes this notification; the Branch cannot do it on your behalf. Please email Mandy at the same time as setting up the site, so that there is no confusion or delay.

3. You also need to specify that you are fundraising for the Branch within the main body of the text on your fund-raising page, when it is set up. This is because, by law, all donors must be fully aware, at the time of giving, if the money they are donating is to go to a specific branch.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please don't hesitate to email Paul or call him on 0114 2681441. Thanks for following this process and many thanks for all your support.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262