MND Association. Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch


Forthcoming events





Coffee mornings

The coffee mornings are informal gatherings for people with MND and their carers. Refreshments can be purchased in the coffee shop at Notcutts and at Cherry Lane.


Advance notice of dates for coffee mornings at Notcutts, Daniels Road, Norwich, NR4 6 QP for 2019

The Notcutts coffee mornings start at 11am and finish at 1pm on the third Wednesday of each month - except December.

January 16th

February 20th

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

September 18th

October 16th

November 20th


Advance notice of dates for coffee mornings at Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Beccles Road, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9EU for 2019

The Cherry Lane coffee mornings start at 11am and finish at 1pm on the last Wednesday of each month - except December.

January 30th

February 27th

March 27th

April 24th

May 29th

June 26th

July 31st

August 28th

September 25th

October 30th

November 27th


Suffolk Support Meetings

Suffolk drop in support meetings calendar for 2019


Advanced notice of Open Meetings for 2019


Sunday 7 April 2019 1pm - 5pm – the Annual General Meeting will be held at St Andrew's Eaton Church Hall, Church Lane, Norwich, NR4 6NW.

We are delighted that Richard Cave, a Speech and Language Therapist seconded to the MND Association for the Voice Banking at Diagnosis Project, is able to join us as guest speaker. The meeting will start with the AGM business at 1:00pm prompt, followed by a buffet lunch and then Richard’s presentation. We will hold our usual raffle and will have MND Association goods for sale.


Sunday 23 June 2019 1pm - 5pm at Upton Village Hall, Cargate Lane, Norwich NR13 6AU.

We are very pleased that Dr Mamutse, Consultant neurologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University, has agreed to be our guest speaker.


Sunday 17th November 2019 12 - 5pm at Wortwell Community Centre, Tunbeck Close, Wortwell, Norfolk, IP20 0HS. We are delighted the Dr Kirsten Kelly has agreed to be our speaker; Sue and Malcolm were lucky enough to hear Kirsten speak at the Cambridgeshire AGM in March and were so impressed that they asked her to save the date! Kirsten is the Research Programmes and Partnerships Manager, follow the link to read about her role and background





Saturday 27 April 2019 The Highland Fling Ultramarathon

by Joe Gilbert

"I am taking on the biggest challenge of my life to raise money for MND research after my Mum was diagnosed with MND in November 2018. I will be running 53 miles, through the Scottish Highlands over 7,500 foot elevation in April 2019, my Mum will be in my mind with every step, motivating me on to the finish line. I hope to complete it in approximately 10/11 hours. If I can raise awareness for MND along the way and help us get one step closer to finding a cure then it will make me happy."


Joe's Mum is living in our Branch area and we delighted that he will be raising much needed funds to further research. If you would like to donate to MND Research through Joe's Just Giving page the link is


For more details about The Highland Fling Ultramarathon click here.


Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019

Jemima, John Newport and a team of volunteers will be holding a bucket collection at Notcutts Garden Centre, Daniels Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6QP. We hope that you will come and support us!


Sunday 12 May 2019

Jemima, John Newport and a team of volunteers will be holding a bucket collection at Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RL. We hope to see some of our supporters and branch members from the south of our branch area.


Friday 21 June, Global MND Awareness Day

Everyone is very welcome to come and meet Jemima, a 1937 Morris Eight, and John outside The Forum in Norwich between 9am and 6pm prior to her road trip in August. Sue and other volunteers will be joining John and holding a bucket collection to raise money in support the work of the Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch. If you would like to help with the bucket collection please contact Sue Heal at We feature on the Forum’s website.



August 2019 - Jemima’s road trip

When John Newport’s old friend Norman died from MND, he decided to do something worthwhile in his memory.


Norman had a collection of old cars in his Welsh barn, one of them being Jemima, a 1937 Morris Eight pictured on the right.


Jemima had not been driven for many years and was in quite bad shape. John arranged with Norman’s widow to have Jemima brought to Norfolk for repairs, and she is now back on the road.


The plan now is for John and his wife Elly to drive Jemima from Norfolk to Wales this August to raise funds for the MND Association Research Program. They hope to be meeting with members of other branches on the way and to help with local fundraising events. Jemima now has her very own Facebook page. To donate visit


In the meantime he can give further details of the trip if you contact him on