UPDATED 7 August 2020


We expect to lose over £2 million this year due to the cancellation of community and sporting events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But our fight against MND cannot be delayed. People affected by the disease need our support now, they need their voices heard today. People facing MND in the future need our vital research to continue. That’s why we’re on a mission, and we need you to join us.

Together we want to cover 5,000 miles, that’s a mile for every person living with MND in the UK today. Take part and run, walk, swim, cycle or even scoot however far you can. Every penny you raise will bring us closer to achieving our ultimate mission, a world free from MND.  So we are looking for people to join in with this virtual fundraiser to support The Yorkshire Dales Branch. Along with MND Association national office and Branches and Groups across the country, we want to unite the whole MND community and cover 5000 miles. That represents a mile for every person living with MND in the UK.

Participants can join the challenge and run, walk, swim, cycle or scoot (or anything way they choose!) their miles, between 13 September and 18 October. Every penny raised will help us achieve our ultimate mission; a world free from MND. Anyone can take part and raise funds for us. Sign up by visiting and don’t forget to mention you are supporting the Yorkshire Dales Branch on the sign up and on your fundraising page (for example

UPDATED 14 March and again 5 June 2020

Following advice from the Association in respect of the Coronavirus we had to cancel  our AGM which was planned for Saturday 21 March 2020

We also had to cancel the lunch planned for 19th May and we have also decided to postpone Swing into Spring 2020 which was due to be held on on April 25th  – we are very disappointed as Spa Sax had promised music celebrating the Anniversary of VE Day. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule later in the year

(Normally) First Tuesday in every month
Drop in Coffee Shop
at Barrows in the Harrogate Antiques Centre, Leeds Road, Pannal.  Do come along!


22 & 23 November 2019
Otley Beer Festival
Thanks to committee member Ruth for nominating us to be one of the recipient charities, we received a wonderful cheque for £1500, photo to follow in the next edition of Chatter

19 October 2019
Pannal Hall Village Quiz
we were delighted to be informed that the profits from this annual event would be donated to us and we were delighted to receive just under £300. Not only that but our team of 6 did fairly well and a great evening was enjoyed by all. (see Chatter Autumn 2019 edition for photos!)

6th April 2019
Swing into Spring 2019 – with Spa Jazz
took place in Pannal Village Hall, with cooked on site fish and chip supper!    here are a few photos (sorry some are a bit dark)

12th December 2018
The annual Christmas Lunch
held at Millstones as usual and here are a few photos of folk enjoying themselves

28th April 2018
Swing into Spring
with High jazz, a lovely freshly cooked fish and chip supper, bar and quizzes

22nd March 2018
Film Screening of The Theory of Everything – took place in Skipton Town Hall to raise funds and awareness in memory of Stephen Hawking

13 December  2017
Christmas Lunch !
held at Millstones, as usual a great time was had by all.

25 September 2017
Nidderale Show
Two of our volunteers braved the rain to raise awareness, they also held a tombola and raised more than £200



Libby and Ruth brave the rain!

24 July 2016
Classic Car Gathering
at Ripon Race Course
– not organised by us but it was very interesting and raised a total of £15,000 of which £6,000 was donated to the MNDA

here is a photo of our Chairman and his wife with a well known celebrity at the event