The Yorkshire Dales Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association has the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends.
MND is an incurable condition that paralyses the muscles leaving people unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible, yet the mind and senses are rarely affected.
The Yorkshire Dales Branch was founded in 1988 and is now one of over 80 Branches in the country. We have our own trained Association Visitors who are well supported by the Association’s Area Support Co-ordinators. We liaise with Health and Social Care Professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and the Medical Profession.
We hold regular social events where friends old and new can meet for a little light relief. These have included in the past a Jazz Evening, a Duck Derby, Christmas Dinner, and informal lunchtime get-togethers. More details can be found in our Newsletter which we fondly call ‘Chatter‘.
We have recently joined the local Harrogate Lottery, you can buy tickets and support us here
Quick (and special update) – As many of you will know in relation to the 7 in 7 challenge, Kevin Sinfield was interviewed on BBC Breakfast on Thursday 1st April and the Association was delighted to make an announcement regarding the money raised. There was a massive reaction to the piece on BBC Breakfast – to such an extent that the MNDA website crashed shortly afterwards. This meant they weren’t able to post all the recorded thank you messages on social media. So here is our Chairman John Pike with his message!!