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Association Visitor Volunteers Needed

Could you help support someone with Motor Neurone Disease in our area? Details here:

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"Bike for Brian" Event - July 2019

Despite the wet weather, 51 riders came along on Sunday to take part in the annual Bike for Brian event to raise money to support people living with Motor Neurone Disease in our area. Participants ranged from 7 to 81 years of age and this year we were excited to see two penny farthing bicycles and a pony and trap complete the course.

 

We raised over £1200 on the day from entry fees, sponsorship money and a raffle. We were very happy to be able to start and finish the event at The Angel where riders were able to relax and enjoy a burger after their efforts. Many thanks to Emily and Richard for the excellent barbecue!

 

Thank you to everyone who rode and all our supporters who came along and helped us raise funds for this very worthy cause.

 

See the article in "Your Local Paper" here.

 

Bike for Brian
Bike for Brian
Bike for Brian

 

Volunteering Opportunities with King's Lynn Support Group - July 2019

We currently have vacancies for the following volunteering roles:

Additional Association Visitor - general descriptive leaflet here

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Norfolk Campaigners
Jeremy Vine, Sue Heal (Norwich), Peter Aldous MP, Martin Burnell and Dianne Hepburn (Kings Lynn) at parliamentary meeting.

Kings Lynn & Norfolk campaigners meet MPs - 3 July 2019

Norfolk campaigners travelled to Westminster on Wednesday 3 July to join TV and radio presenter Jeremy Vine, MPs, Peers, Clinicians and representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and Marie Curie to mark the release of an APPG* parliamentary inquiry report on Terminal Illness, which deems the current benefits system for dying people `not fit for purpose’

 

The MND Association and its Norfolk Supporters have been campaigning for a change in the law under the `Scrap 6 Months’ banner for the last year

 

*APPG - All Party Parliamentary Group, informal cross party groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant sale and Coffee morning 22 June 2019

Some images from the Plant Sale at Blakeney. Just over £1900 raised, so a great result and special thanks to all who helped on the day, as well as all those who baked delicious cakes and to the Carers Friendship Group who provided fantastic raffle prizes.

Blakeney
Blakeney
Blakeney
Blakeney

 

Dianne Hepburn

Parliament "Carers Week" Event

Dianne Hepburn was delighted to be asked to represent the MND Association at a Parliament ‘Carers Week’ event, where she was able to speak with Kings Lynn MP, Sir Henry Bellingham, about the importance of the support and recognition that carers need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk to D’feet in Kings Lynn - 21 June 2019

Walk to Dfeet

 

Just a few photos from this year's Walk to D'feet MND in Kings Lynn.

 

Twenty two walkers and one dog, no rain (but no Red Arrows display or Water Ski Championships this year either...we thought a Royal Visit would be a good alternative, but it didn’t materialise!)

 

A big thank you to all the Walkers and especially the balloon and collecting tin/bucket 'volunteers' - £64.79 collected and hopefully a few more people in the town will be more aware of Motor Neurone Disease and the challenges associated with it.

Walk to Dfeet
Walk to Dfeet

 

Donation April 2019

Donation from two local masonic lodges - April 2019

Very generous donation from local masonic lodges, St Winnold Royal Ark Mariners and East Anglian Mark Benevolent Association.

 

£500 towards short stays at Park House Hotel, Sandringham for local people living with MND.

 

Park House is a Leonard Cheshire hotel with special facilities to care for people with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk to D’feet in Kings Lynn - June 2018

Twenty five people joined the Kings Lynn annual 'Walk to D'feet MND', to raise awareness of MND. Whilst the focus was on raising awareness, some great fundraising was celebrated too.

Walk 2018 The middle of the walk
Walk 2018 ...and the end!
Walk 2018 Fly-past by the Red Arrows!

 

 

The morning kicked off with young Rosella Clare presenting a cheque for £300, in memory of her aunt, Mandy Gamble, raised from completing the Mini GEAR run and a fundraising hair cut, with an amazing 21" cut off.

 

Two supporters from North Walsham had raised about £350 for the Norwich branch prior to the event and just over £86 was collected during the walk.

 

We thought that the water skiing world championships on the river during our coffee break last year was pretty amazing....

 

.....this year we were treated to a fantastic Red Arrows display, as we enjoyed our break on the Quay.

 

Right over our heads during our coffee break on the Walk to D’feet.

 

Photo by Louisa Hopson, who was walking with us and fundraising for Norwich!

 

Cheque presentation

St Winnold Masonic Lodge Cheque Presentation

Kings Lynn Fundraising Group were presented with a very generous donation of £1,000 on Saturday, 28th October, by The St Winnold Masonic Lodge at Downham Market, as part of their Tercentenary Celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheque Presentation from Mands Ball & Walk to D'feet MND KL 2017

Walk to D'Feet 2017

Walking & Dancing to D’feet Motor Neurone Disease. Supporters of the Motor Neurone Disease Association took to the streets and river banks of Kings Lynn in June, to increase awareness of this cruel disease for which there is no cure.

 

The Walk to D’feet MND began on a high note, with Hayley Rudd and Michelle Hanslip presenting a cheque to the Association for £4,746.73. This outstanding amount was raised from an extremely successful Charity Ball they had organised earlier in the year at Knights Hill Hotel and will go a very long way towards helping people living locally with Motor Neurone Disease.

 

Hayley and Michelle were motivated to raise funds for MNDA in memory of their aunt and sister, Mandy Gamble, who they lost to MND and who would have been celebrating her 50th birthday this year. Motor Neurone Disease is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement. People can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work. It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. Affecting people from all communities, MND kills five people every day in the UK, half within 14 months of diagnosis and affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time. There is no cure.