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


Carer Fiendship 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


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.




Saturday 5 October MND Association Commemorative Service at Peterborough Cathedral

The Cambridgeshire Branch of the MND Association presents a multi-faith commemorative service and reception at Peterborough Cathedral to celebrate 40 Years of the Association. The service starts at 16:00.


The service is free, but there is a small charge of £10 per head for the reception, which includes a buffet and hot drinks. All tickets must be booked in advance. Booking forms are available from:




Sunday 28 July, 10:30 – 13:00, Bike for Brian, Watlington PE33 0HA

The King's Lynn Fundraising group have organised an eight mile sponsored bike ride (you can lap the route as many times as you wish) and invite members of the Branch to join them. It starts from The Angel Public House, Watlington PE33 0HA and follows a pretty flat, family friendly, circular route on quiet roads via Magdalen, Stow Bridge and Runcton Holme before returning to the Angel for a free hot dog and burger. Free refreshments will be served at a convenient midway stopping point. Any self-propelled form of roadworthy transport can be used, you can even run, jog or walk! Under 18's must be supervised at all times by responsible adults.


The entry fee of £5.00 includes an MND Association t-shirt and refreshments – if you still have last year's t-shirt please wear it. Registration from 10:00, ride begins at 11:00.


The sponsor forms have provision to give the Association an extra 25% from the government by using the Gift Aid Scheme. Please tick the box if your sponsor is a UK taxpayer and ask them to sign to confirm this. Please return the sponsor sheet (which you can print off here), with any monies raised, on the day or accompanied by a cheque to Janet Walker at The Lodge, The Street, Beachamwell, Swaffham PE37 8BD by 30 September.


The King's Lynn MND Fundraising Group hopes that you will be able to support them and look forward to seeing you on Sunday 28 July. In the meantime if you have any concerns please email Janet at or phone 01366 328242, or Jane Lewis, Chairperson of the King's Lynn MND Fundraising Group at or phone 01366 328242.


Sunday August 4, 12:00 – 23:00, Bannaroo festival 2019 at The Banningham Crown

The Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch have accepted an invitation to host a stand at the festival. The Crown has very kindly offered to waive the usual charges and entry fees, and to provide volunteers with food on the day. We will sell Association merchandise to raise funds for the Branch and use the opportunity to raise awareness of MND and the work of the Association. Please contact Malcolm if you would like to help on the day.


The Crown describes itself as a traditional 17th Century timbered inn on Colby Road, Banningham, Norfolk, NR11 7DY – not far from the A140. It is hosting its second Bannaroo music festival with an amazing line up including One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and the Works, for more details and to buy tickets visit



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