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


Big Steps of Hope Tribute Walk to D'Feet MND 2020

Join us at our annual Big Steps of Hope Tribute Walk to d'Feet MND on Sunday, 23rd August 2020 in Graves Park, Sheffield. Big Steps of Hope is a special event that brings together families, friends, carers and supporters for a 5K Walk to d’feet MND. Last year, Big Steps of Hope raised over £3,500 in aid of the MND Association.
We are incredibly proud that Big Steps of Hope is now an annual event to remember all the loved ones, friends and colleagues lost to this cruel disease and an opportunity to fight back and unite to bring us closer to finding a cure.

Everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of age or fitness levels. The day consists of a tombola, cakes, music, fun and of course, the 2-lap walk around the beautiful Graves park! Our Big Steps of Hope Tribute Walk to d’feet MND is a family-friendly event. All paths are buggy and wheelchair friendly, and you can even bring your four-legged friends to take part. Every participant will receive a Walk to d’feet MND t-shirt and our exclusive, commemorative 2020 event medal.
Can’t make it to Graves Park? Sign up for the Big Steps of Hope virtual walk instead and walk anywhere, any distance and in your own time. To get involved please contact Vicky on or via our event website:

Together, let’s take steps to d’feet MND!

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 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 with a copy to branch treasurer, Paul Hebblethwaite ( 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