Events from this branch

  • Poster advertising an event 'Rob n Roll' an evening celebrating the life of local musician and filmmaker Rob Goodwin raising money in support of MNDA
    Coming soon
    18th May 2024, 7:00pm

    Rob 'n' Roll - A Night to Remember

    Join us for an evening celebrating the life of local musician and filmmaker, Rob Goodwin who we sadly lost to motor neurone disease back in January 2022. 

    Rob would have definitely wanted an evening full of great music and dancing, together with fun and laughter.  Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to see others loving life. There will be musical entertainment by local legendary band Replay, with whom Rob played during his last few years. Also performing will be Ed Hintze, a close friend of Rob and keyboard playing bandmate for The Monty who were lucky to have Rob as their drummer for many years performing extensively across the South of England. As a very special guest, Rob's son, Jack, will be stepping into his dad's shoes to be The Monty's drummer for the evening.  There will also be a Grand Raffle and an Auction of Promises raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association which will fund support for families and research into treatment for this cruel disease. This evening promises to be a night to remember.

    Tickets cost £12 and are available at Rob N’ Roll – A Night to Remember – Weymouth Pavilion


    Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion
  • 26th June 2024, 9:30am

    Dorchester Street Collection

    In celebration of MND Awareness Day, the West Dorset branch will be raising awareness and holding a street collection in Dorchester. A perfect opportunity to suppport our branch and to ask our volunteers any questions you may have.

    High Street, Dorchester (exact locations tbc)

Welcome to the West Dorset 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 West Dorset Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

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

We do the following:

• We raise funds and provide funding, primarily through our grants programme

• We provide information and updates, primarily through our Facebook group

• 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


Branch Support Meetings take place at Castle Gardens Centre in Sherborne (DT9 5NR) and are open to anyone in the area living with or affected by MND.
These social and supportive meetings run monthly on a Monday between 11.30-2.00pm and include lunch. No booking required.

Latest News

Walk to D'Feet

On Sunday 31st July we held our first fundraising Walk to D’Feet in three years along Weymouth seafront. Over 20 people joined the walk raising over £2000 in total, a fantastic effort. Special mention to Phoebe and Florence who not only completed the 4 mile course with energy to spare but contributed over £815 towards the cause!!

In the Bridport News

We were delighted to receive a cheque for just over £2,500 recently following the fundraising efforts of the Eype Schoolroom Quilters to celebrate their 15th anniversary and in memory of one of their founder members Diana Davis who died in 2017 as a result of MND. Diana Harvey, co-organiser of the events said “this whole process has been an emotional and busy two years – but rewarding” in an article that featured in the Bridport News.

Would you like to help?

Have you ever considered volunteering with us? We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in any of the following:

• Supporting people living with or affected by MND

• Fundraising

• Engaging with diverse communities

• Getting involved in local or national campaigns

• Public speaking

For further details or an informal chat contact [email protected]