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East Dorset and New Forest Branch





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.


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Another national MNDA event to be cancelled this year was the #WalktoD'Feet BUT, you can still get your walking boots on by signing up to take part in the https://bigstepsofhope.com/virtual-walk/ There's even a medal waiting for you at the end to proudly display on your mantelpiece!' Just follow the link to register.


We are aware that the cancellation of the Branch's fundraising events will have a huge impact but the good news is that we now have a JustGiving page for donations! Visit www.Justgiving.com/fundraising/EastDorsetandNewForestMND if you'd like to help us continue supporting local people living with and affected by MND.


Our Support Group Meetings are moving into the digital age via Zoom! On Thursday 9th July at 11am you'll be able to join us via your laptop, iphone or ipad and enjoy a friendly chat. To get the joining code & password please let Michelle know that you're in! Her email address is: michellehardy13@gmail.com


There is help and advice regarding MND & Coronavirus online at: www.mndassociation.org/mnd-and-coronavirus and from the MND Connect helpline on: 0808 802 6262

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 three 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. The money is used by the branch to help support local people with MND to obtain a high standard of care thereby giving them, and their families, 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