Events and Fundraising

Find information about fundraising and events for the South Yorkshire branch here.

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

Contact: Geoff Bland - 01226 245811 or


Calling the Shots

Win a place in the 2021 South Yorkshire Branch Calendar by entering the new branch photography competition. Entry is free for children or adult amateur photographers who have a link to MND, but minimum £1 donation suggested to the Just Giving Page  There are 5 categories Abstract, Urban, Flora, Landscape and Nature. To register email

The competition will run until September and the entries have started to come in. Visit our Flickr page to view them now.


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

Last year there was a fantastic turnout for this event. The 2020 event will be different but:


There is always an alternative!  Vicky Paeschel spent the Easter weekend climbing virtual mountains or stairs in her house to be exact. She and her partner Ewen climbed 1437 steps up and down their stairs which was the equivalent of the 3 Peaks!! It's not easy but it's a great challenge and an excellent way to stay fit.

Contact Vicky for advice on setting up your own challenge and more details about Big Steps of Hope.


The Original Plan: This was the 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.  Our Big Steps of Hope Tribute Walk to d’feet MND is a family-friendly event. It's buggy and wheelchair friendly, and your four-legged friends can to take part. Every participant will receive a Walk to d’feet MND t-shirt and our exclusive, commemorative 2020 event medal.

Sign up for the Big Steps of Hope virtual 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. If you are setting up a JustGiving page you can choose to join the South Yorkshire Branch Team using the link

2 To ensure that your fundraising is transferred on to the South Yorkshire Branch, you 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 contact our Regional Fundraiser Jenn Dodd by email  with a copy to branch treasurer, Paul Hebblethwaite ( or ringing Jenn on  0113 4830706 or Paul on 0114 2363222

Please note that it must be you who makes this notification; the Branch cannot do it on your behalf and it is important to do this at the time of setting up.


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