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 gbland7@sky.co

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Tuesday 3rd December 2.00pm  Sheffield Christmas Meeting. S11 8YN

There is a relaxed and festive programme for the last Open meeting of the year. For those who missed the folk concert there is an excellent opportunity to hear the fabulous Artisan perform for us. Not to be missed. Plus a musical quiz and refreshments as usual.

Saturday 7th December The grand finale of Bare Legs Brian's 2019 mile challenge. Giant bike shop 528 Queens Rd Sheffield S2 4DU. Details to follow.

Tuesday 10th December 7.30pm  Escafeld Chorale  A Seasonal Concert of words and music.

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 gbland7@sky.com

JustGiving

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 South Yorkshire Branch, you need to let our Regional Fundraiser Dr Jenn Dodd  know in writing that you want the money to come to the Branch. An email to jenn.dodd@mndassociation.org with a copy to branch treasurer, Paul Hebblethwaite (paulh@haywoodandco.com) will secure this. Any queries please contact Paul or Geoff.

Please note that it must be you who makes this notification; the Branch cannot do it on your behalf. Please email Paul 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