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

 

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

 

Norfolk Family Carers - Young Carers Summer Fun Days

We have been fortunate to receive funding from the AVIVA Communities Fund to hold summer fun days for Young Carers.

Posters for all 5 locations and a referral form are listed below. Families can also self-refer.

Wednesday 14th August - Acle

Thursday 15th August - Long Stratton

Monday 19th August - North Walsham

Wednesday 21st August - Dereham

Thursday 27th August - Watton

Referral Form

 

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.

 

PUBLIC EVENTS

 

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: cambridge@mndassociation.org

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

Saturday 31 August - Friday 6 September 2019 BEAT MND

Brian Jackson, from Sheffield, otherwise known as Bare Legs Brian (you can see him in the background on one of our pop-up stands), is raising money for the South Yorkshire Branch of the MND Association to support people living with MND. Brian will travel to Wymondham on Friday and then start his seven day cycle tour from Thetford railway station on Saturday August with a cycle to Bury St Edmunds; Sue and Jo Heal will be there to wave him off. Ely, Alconbury, Thrapston, Market Harborough, Northampton and Daventry to spell out BEAT MND and complete his challenge. We wish Brian every success - and good weather. EDP feature here.

 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BareLegsBrian

Fundraiser

 

Saturday 31 August 2019 Charity Fundraiser

A sale of mens, ladies, children and babies clothing, shoes and toys - both new and pre-loved will be on sale at the Methodist Church, Magdalen Way Gorleston Gt Yarmouth NR31 7DB between 10:00 and 15:00.

 

Individual items are priced at £3 or less. All items have been donated - there are a lot - which means that all the funds raised will be for the MND Association. Cakes, tea, coffee and squash will be available. Thank you Team Allen!

 

The EDP have already provided some welcome publicity for the event - and a Christmas fundraiser (this is planned for 6 December, more details on the website when they are available).

 

There is a car park at the rear of the Church that will be open on the day.

 

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.