The East Dorset and New Forest Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association has the sole aim of serving all those in the East Dorset and New Forest area who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends, in fact anyone who has been touched in some way by the disease.
Our branch holds informal monthly support meetings for people living with MND where, along with their family & carers, there is an opportunity to meet with other people living with the disease, and to share experiences and ideas. These are held at two different venues to enable anyone from anywhere in such a large area, to attend. The biggest step is coming to the first meeting but, be assured, you will not be left on your own and will soon be joining in the conversations, sharing an anecdote and making new friends.
Fundraising and raising awareness are also an important part of branch activities and, to help in this, there are organised events throughout the year which are well supported. Some of these events are organised and run by our fantastic team of volunteers and others are events which we attend with a stall or two. We are also very fortunate that a number of families hold their own events for the branch. The money is used by the branch to help support local people with MND to obtain a high standard of care thereby giving them a better quality of life. If you feel you can help in any way then please, check our What’s on & Contact us pages.
We also make a contribution to fund research into MND to learn more about the disease and help to find treatments. Every event helps spread the word about MND and raise people's understanding of what it means to live with MND. We also join in national campaigns to raise awareness by contacting those with the power to increase funds for vital research.
For more information about the work of the Association, and up to date information regarding the disease, care and research, please visit www.mndassociation.org