Raising awareness at Warrington Disability Awareness Day. We had a stall and Cris did an interview for Radio Warrington. Thanks to our volunteers for a great day.
The South Lancs branch of the MNDA 'Totally Amaze-balls' Charity Ball is Back!
A huge thank-you to all involved who helped raise a whopping total of £6294.00 for the MNDA
For more information on the next MNDA Charity Ball 2019, tickets or sponsorship message firstname.lastname@example.org or message on here.
We'll also be looking for table sponsors. For £50 to sponsor a table we will promote your business on social media and on the night.
Dave Jones completed a bike ride earlier this year in memory of group member Lyndsey’s father Steve Kinsey.
Thank you so much to Dave, the Kinseys and all your friends who raise some much awareness and for your continued support 💙
Pictured above is Lyndsey's father in law Dave presenting a cheque to our Branch Chairman Eric.
The awesome volunteers of the South Lancs branch of the MNDA doing a bucket collection at the Totally Wicked Stadium St. Helens.
Thank you all our volunteers who joined in our bucket collection and to the very generous rugby fans at the Saints vs Wigan match this evening who raised an amazing £1584.00 for the MNDA.
A huge thank-you goes out to all those who attended and took part!
A couple of the amazing volunteers
of the South Lancs branch of the MNDA raising awareness at Warrington Disability Awareness Day.
We had a stall and Cris did an interview for Radio Warrington. A big thanks to our volunteers for a great day.
MND Awareness Film Evening will be back! Wednesday the 19th of June 2019
17:30pm onwards - Birchwood, Warrington. WA3 6AE
Held in 2018 to coincide with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Global awareness day on Thursday the 21st of June, we held a free movie night in the Auditorium at Birchwood Park near Warington. The evening was arranged specifically for the purpose of raising awareness of MND/ALS
The films were totally free of charge (by donation, optional) and there's free parking, a free beer / glass of wine and even free popcorn and cinema snacks to enjoy.
For more details, for travel information or to book your FREE ticket, see the Birchwood Park 'Parklife' Website at the following link...
Last years event raised over £1000.00 for the MNDA and even saw 9 buildings on Birchwood Park lit up in the MNDA colours of Blue and Orange.
If you missed it last year, then you can see many of the buildings on Birchwood Park lit up in blue and orange again on this years Global Awareness Day on the evening of Thursday 20th of June, and on Global MND Awareness Day on Friday 21st June 2019
A selection of photos of just some of the buildings on Birchwood Park in Warrington being lit up in the MNDA colours for MND Global Awareness Day on the 21st of June 2018
A beautiful aerial picture of the Steve Prescott Bridge in St. Helens lit up in the MNDA colours for MND Global Awareness Day on the 21st of June 2018
Edge Hill University held an event in memory of their colleague, Glenys Ormsby, who passed away from MND. They had a raffle, baked cakes and had a guess the name of the soft toy dog. They raised the magnificent amount of £700.00, which they have donated to our branch. Cris attended the university for a cheque presentation ceremony and met the staff & members of Glenys’ family, who also gave us a donation of £30.
A massive thank-you to Graham Roberts and Asda Birchwood for their cheques for the fantastic amount of £870.00, which they have donated to our branch.
The South Lancs branch of the MNDA 'Race Night' 2017 where the whopping amount of £1923.50 was raised for the MNDA. A very big thank-you to all those who attended and took part! We will be hosting another charity race night around March / April 2019 so keep your eyes peeled on our website for more details.
A huge thank-you to all the good people at Gathurst Golf Club who have made the MNDA their charity of the year. Our Chairperson Eric is being presented with a cheque for a whopping £2120.55.
Committee members Cris Hoskin and Paul Bullock met with Wigan MP, Lisa Nandy, as part of the MNDA's Summer Challenge to Campaigners. We wanted to raise MP's awareness of MND and of the financial struggles that people living with MND and their families often face as a result of the extra costs incurred by the disease. An in depth research study showed that the average extra cost for a person living with MND is £12,000 per year and that doesn't include loss of earnings within the family. People who are awarded a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) undergo a lengthy assessment process. They then have to be reassessed after 6 months. This does not make sense for people living with MND, as the disease is progressive and incurable. This means that they can only deteriorate and not improve. So, MNDA have a campaign to get reassessments for PIP scrapped for people living with MND. Lisa was very receptive to our stories and the points we made. She has written on our behalf to the Minister for Disabled People to ask that reassessment for PIP be scrapped. Thank you Lisa for supporting us in our battle to end this unfair and unnecessary process.
South Lancs Branch now has a new Instagram Page.
You'll find links to our each of our Social Media Feeds on each page on our website, look for the Social Bar Icons at the bottom-left of each page and simply click the icon for the feed that you are interested in.