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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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Coronavirus

Having taken advice from the MND Association the Branch is sadly cancelling all meetings/social events until at least the end of April: Headingley Stadium, 20th March, AGM Ossett, 28th March, Gordon Rigg GC 24th April and the Carer's Group meeting on 1st April. At that time we will review the situation and take advice from National Office for future events. We realise branch events are a valuable source of information, social interaction & support so please consider keeping in touch with each other via social media etc.

For further support MND Connect helpline 0808 802 6262 Mon to Fri between 9am & 5pm & then 7pm to 10.30pm. Our priority is to ensure that everyone affected by MND has the most up to date advice and the support they need and that their health is not put at risk by our actions. With that in mind please discuss any specific concerns you have with your health and social care team.

Latest news

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 latest newsletter here:

WIN your work on display in Ilkley Manor House

In 2021 the West Yorkshire Branch will be hosting an art exhibition in Ilkley Manor House featuring several local artists. We are offering you the chance to be a part of it by entering to WIN the chance to have your work displayed in the exhibition. All entries will be posted online alongside the title of the piece, first name of the entrant and category they have entered.

Winners will be picked from the following categories by artist Matthew Evans: Children aged up to 8 years, children and young people aged 9-18 years and those over 18 years old. All you need to do is create a piece of art inspired by your local area, Yorkshire, for example.

All entries must be scanned/photographed and emailed by a responsible
adult to jenn.dodd@mndassociation.org along with the title, your name and
age by 31st December 2020. Entry is FREE, but we are asking for a suggested donation of £2 to the West Yorkshire Branch JustGiving page.

November Newsletter 2020

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 01604611681, email volunteering@mndassociation.org.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262