Welcome to the West Yorkshire Branch

The West Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is made up of volunteers who give their time freely to provide a support network to local people who have been diagnosed with MND, their families and their carers. The group holds social meetings on a monthly basis where you can come along and join us for teas and coffees and a chat and meet other members of the branch. We do not have a central base of operation, instead we hold our relaxed and informal meetings in various garden centres around the region.

The Branch also supports local fundraising, awareness raising activities and any MND Association or local campaigns.  Volunteers are always welcome to join the Branch to help with fundraising or assist those affected by MND as an individual. The Branch has very active social media sites on Facebook and Twitter where members can view and interact with the Posts and Tweets.

Those affected by motor neurone disease know that it is an extremely challenging condition affecting their entire family. We are here to give you support if you need it. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any help or advice.


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Carers Group

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am until 12 noon in the restaurant at the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF4 3QZ. If you are a current carer for a person living with Motor Neurone Disease you are very welcome to come along to our Carers Group to meet with others in a similar situation in a friendly, social and supportive environment. Do join us for a cuppa and chat. For further details please contact:-Karen 01977 277190 or Jill 01484 681586


Next year's diary dates and we have 3 new venues!

The Headingley Stadium, Leeds in March and December, Gordon Rigg's Garden Centre, Todmorden in April and the Holmfield Arms, Wakefield in October.

Please do come along and join us for teas & coffees in relaxed surroundings at various venues around the West Yorkshire Area.

For further information please ring either:
Branch Contact, Jackie Johnson - Mob: 07889 523793
Or Sue Starkey – Mob: 07704 245632

We’d love to see you there.

Garden Centre


Venues & Dates 2020

11.00am – 3.00pm

Friday 17 January – Whiteleys Garden Centre, Mirfield WF14 0DQ

Friday 21 February – Victoria Garden Centre, Pontefract, WF7 6BS

Friday 20 March – Headingly Stadium, St Michaels Lane, LS6 3BR

Friday 24 April – Gordon Riggs, Rochdale Road, Walsden OL14 7TJ

Friday 22 May – Tong Garden Centre, BD4 0RY

Friday 26 June - Whiteleys Garden Centre, Mirfield WF14 0DQ

Friday 24 July – Victoria Garden Centre, Pontefract, WF7 6BS

Friday 21 August – Tong Garden Centre, BD4 0RY

Friday 18 September – Whiteleys Garden Centre, Mirfield WF14 0DQ

Friday 16 October – Holmfield Arms,Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 8DY

Friday 20 November - Tong Garden Centre, BD4 0RY

Friday 11 December – Headingley Stadium, St Michaels Lane, LS6 3BR

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If you require more information about the various events and activities that are organised by the West Yorkshire branch in order to provide support, promote awareness, and raise vital funds that are needed to help people living with Motor Neurone Disease, then please contact us, or take a look at our brochure here:


We are looking for volunteers in Wakefield and Kirklees to provide emotional support and accurate information to enable people living with MND and their families to live their life more easily and make informed choices. If you:

  • enjoy listening to and helping people,
  • are sensitive and reliable,
  • have between two to four hours per week to give,

you could become an Association Visitor and help us to make a difference locally. As an Association Visitor you will keep in regular contact with people affected by MND by phone, email or face-to-face visits. The role is a challenging but rewarding one and full training and on-going support is provided.

"After every visit I am really happy that I have given something to someone. I have made their day. I can see it on their faces. You can see their smile and how thankful they are just to have had a friendly talk."

To find out more, contact the Volunteering Team on 0345 6044 150, email volunteering@mndassociation.org.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262