Our next Open Support meeting will be held from 3-5pm on Sunday 6 December. We will be holding the meeting by Zoom so everyone can join in from home. Although we currently cannot meet in person, Zoom allows us to ask questions, exchange views and receive updates on what the Branch and Association are doing. We do hope that you will join us.
A big well done to all of the volunteers and supporters who raised money for our virtual walk. Although the event did not take place in the usual way due to COVID-19, we thank you for all your fantastic individual efforts. If you want to, there is still time to donate and share our JustGiving page for the walk.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary since our branch was set up. We wanted to do something special, but lockdown was an obvious challenge. The idea of a remote quiz was suggested and so on 15th May, our Branch Patron Jeremy Vine and his daughter Anna held a quiz on Jeremy’s Facebook page. There were lots of fun interactions as people used the ‘Comments’ function to report their scores, remember loved ones, and ask for shout outs. This created a lovely atmosphere, helped by the banter between Jeremy and Anna. The quiz attracted a total of 1400 comments and 27,000 views which shows how well it went. You can relive the event here. Donations were split between the Association and our branch. We are delighted to report that this amounted to nearly £2000 coming to our branch. Huge thanks to Jeremy & Anna for your wonderful support. We are delighted to confirm that both Jeremy & Anna will be hosting the Eggheads Quiz for our Branch Christmas Party – truly something to look forward to!
You can see presentations from some of our past open meetings on our YouTube channel.
Our branch patron is author, journalist and news presenter Jeremy Vine, who is also a patron of the MND Association. He supports many national events.