Welcome to the West Yorkshire Branch

The West Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is made up of everyday folk, these people have given 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 meetings on a monthly basis where you can come along for a chat and a bite to eat. We do not have a central base of operation, instead we hold our meetings in various garden centres around the region. Those that have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease will know that it is a truly horrendous condition that affects their entire family. We are here to give you support should you need it. Please do not hesitate, get in contact should you need any help or advice.

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Please see the link below for details of our monthly get together:

Garden centre dates 2019

 

Big Steps Of Hope

Motor neurone disease is a neurological condition that affects around 5000 people in the United Kingdom at any given time. For those that have lost a loved one, or a friend to this terrible disease, you can now honour their memory by taking part in a tribute walk to defeat mnd. The Big Step Of Hope event takes place on Sunday, 25th of August 2019. By taking part you will be helping to raise more awareness of MND, plus you can leave a fitting tribute to the person that this terrible disease has now taken away. You can find more information about the event by clicking on the link below
Big Step of Hope

West Yorkshire brochure 2019

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:

West Yorkshire Newsletter - Spring 2019

Cares Group

Being a carer for someone with Motor Neurone Disease can be emotionally draining at times, it often helps to speak with other people who are themselves cares.

If you are currently a carer for someone who has Motor Neurone Disease, then please, feel free to attend the Cares Group meeting held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Cedar Court Hotel,

Denby Dale Road,

Wakefield,

WF4 3QZ.

For more information please contact Karen on 01977 277190 or Jill on 01484 681586.

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