MND Association. Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch

 

Forthcoming events

 

 

BRANCH EVENTS 2019

 

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

 

Advance notice of future dates for Notcutts, Daniels Road, Norwich, NR4 6QP for 2020

15 January

19 February

18 March

15 April

20 May

17 June

15 July

19 August

16 September

21 October

18 November

 

Advance notice of future dates for Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Beccles Road, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9EU for 2020

29 January

26 February

25 March

29 April

27 May

24 June

29 July

26 August

30 September

28 October

25 November

 

Carer Friendship Group

Informal group, meeting for coffee every the third Wednesday of every month from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm in the cafe at Tapping House, The Norfolk Hospice, Hillington PE31 6BH. All carers or former carers of people living with MND very welcome. For information contact Dianne on 07789 281100 or dianne-h@hotmail.com

 

Suffolk Support Meetings

Suffolk drop in support meetings calendar for 2019

 

Advanced notice of Open Meetings for 2019

 

Sunday 17th November 2019 12 - 5pm at Wortwell Community Centre, Tunbeck Close, Wortwell, Norfolk, IP20 0HS. We are delighted that 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.

 

Advanced notice of Open Meetings for 2020

 

Sunday 19 April 2020: AGM and Open Meeting at St Andrew's Eaton Church Hall, Church Lane, Norwich, NR4 6NW. We are considering a new venue for 2021, please let us know if you have any suggestions.

 

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October Fundraising in memory of Steve Wilson

On Friday 11 October, there will be a street collection in Lowestoft Town Centre to raise money for the MND Association, and to promote awareness of motor neurone disease and its devastating impact. Barclays Bank are also holding their successful famous cake sale that day for MND Association where one of the staff members has kindly offered to hold it as 'their charity', so all money raised there will be matched by Barclays. Also the lovely people from Ruckus Gym will also be holding a Punch - A - Kick - A - Thon competition in London Road North, NR32 1EW, which will take place at different time slots during the day. Prices are £2 per adult and £1 per child.

 

Saturday 12th October, will kick start with a Craft Fair at Lowestoft Town Football Club, Love Road, NR32 2PA, between 10 am - 2 pm where raffle tickets will be on sale for our raffle that night during the Celebration of Steve's Life.

 

At 1 pm outside Ruckus Gym, London Road North, NR32 1EW, karate instructor Kinsey will have her waist long hair cut with the pony tails going to the Little Princess Trust to be made into real-hair wigs for children and young people with hair loss, and then the remainder of her hair shaved off in memory of Steve.

 

The climax of the two day event comes when friends, family and ex-colleagues are invited to attend the Celebration of Steve's Life at Lowestoft Town Football Club. Steve never wanted to have a funeral with people upset, money raised will come to the MND Association. Steve always wanted to do it his way......to never say goodbye.......and for people to always look on the bright side of life.......in essence........he wanted the 'fun' of a funeral to take place elsewhere and to be remembered fondly. Kick starting at 7 pm and continuing until 11 pm people will be given the opportunity to leave a message about Steve and how they met on a memory tree for a small donation which will bring great comfort to his family. Raffle tickets will continue to be sold and give people the chance to win some fantastic prizes later that night, which have been kindly donated by local companies. There will be a silent auction where bids can be made on a 1L bottle of 5 star Greek Metaxa Brandy retailing at £25, purchased with Steve in mind in Athens airport, and a brand new pair of size 6 Ruby Shoos that retail at £60.

 

More details at One way ticket with MND on Facebook.

 

Sunday 3 November 2019 A West End Cast Charity Gala at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage at 7pm

Carl and Neil Rutherford lost their father to MND. They are organising a West End Charity Gala event featuring music and acts from well known shows to raise funds for the North & East Herts Branch and MND Research. We have been asked to provide a little publicity for what promises to be a very special evening. For more information visit https://www.gordon-craig.co.uk/a-west-end-cast-charity-gala-i2149  Tickets cost £30

 

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - Christmas Fayre

Jays Green Hall, Harleston, IP20 9HH

10am – 2.30pm

Proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease Association

Poster here

 

David Banks is raising money for the MND Association

David Banks has created some fascinating booklets about a golden era on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. A series of four booklets called 'memories' feature stories, both fact and fiction, about Norfolk and Suffolk. The first is now available for purchase for £6 with £2 from every copy sold coming to the Branch. More details can be found here  The page gives an email address and link to his JustGiving page where you can purchase the booklets.

 

Charity Golden Bond places for the Great North Run on 13 September 2020

....are now available. The Great North Run is the Association's second biggest annual fundraiser. There are 10 places on offer to Branches and Groups which will be filled on a first come first served basis.

 

The supporter needs to register with Stephanie Stewart rather than do this online – this is to make sure the Branch is invoiced. Stephanie is the Senior Events Fundraiser at the MND Association, 10-15 Notre Dame Mews, Northampton, NN1 2BG and can be contacted by telephone on 01604 611761 or by email at stephanie.steward@mndassociation.org  The cost to the supporter is £20 registration fee (rising to £35 after the early bird discount ends on 1 January). In addition the Branch is invoiced for the cost of the place at £55, thus the sponsorship needs to cover the costs and hopefully raise a significant additional sum to come directly to the Branch. If you are interested it is important to register quickly – the ten places will not last long!

 

In addition it would be very helpful if you could contact us so we know who is applying before we receive the invoice! Many thanks.