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Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch of the MND Association are happy to be working in partnership with Sainsbury’s Queens Road Store, Norwich as their local Charity of the Year 2017/18


We are looking forward to working with the staff at Sainsbury’s Queens Road store as their local Charity of the Year 2017/18. We will be using this opportunity to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, the work of the Association and our branch.


Look out for our posters appearing in store over the next few weeks - our notice board is close to the main entrance near the Customer Services Desk.



Making a donation


Please contact our treasurer Trish Bates.
Alternatively people may wish to donate directly online in which case please make a note in the comments box if you would like this money to be forwarded to the Norwich & Waveney Branch.


Gifts in memory of someone special


A number of families have been very kind and asked for donations in memory of a loved one to be made to the Norwich & Waveney Branch. If you would like to consider this please contact Trish Bates.
Alternatively people may wish to donate directly online


A standard form is available to download from the MNDA website to enable people to Gift Aid their donations.



Leave a gift in your will


We rely on voluntary donations, and gifts left to us by our supporters in their Wills (legacies) form a part of this income. This is best done through the MNDA National Office with a request, if you are happy with the idea, to ask for the funds to be directed to the Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch.




A wide variety of events are held throughout the year. Your help is always very welcome. If you would like to give some time, share some ideas, run an event or take part in a challenge we'd love to hear from you. This year, 2018, the branch is anticipating holding more bucket collections, if you are happy to hold a bucket for an hour or two we would love to hear from you - we will then contact you as and when dates for collections are finalised. Contact us


October 2018 - Silence Speaks
Silence Speaks


… sign up as an individual, team, school or workplace and raise funds and awareness for your local branch or group in OCTOBER this year!




To find out more visit to register for your pack or contact us at







Bungay & Waveney Golf Club will be supporting the Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch as their Charity of the Year for 2018. They have already announced that their Charity Tournament will be held on 7 September 2018.


We are very grateful to the generosity of individuals and all kinds of organisations across the Norwich & Waveney area who have chosen us as their charity of the year, or who have collection boxes on their premises to help support us.


Heritage Will Writers' charity committee supported the MND Association throughout 2017.


Thank you to the managers of the Duke of Wellington on Waterloo Road, Norwich, NR3 1EG who put MND Association collection boxes in their pub from September 2015-16. They raised £625, read more on page 4 of the February 2017 edition of Fightback.


During 2014 North Elmham Young Farmers, raised funds for the MNDA.


The staff organisation at the Norwich Branch of M&S chose the MNDA Norwich and Waveney Branch as their charity of the year during 2014. This meant that the proceeds of any staff fundraising were donated to our branch.


The Lions Scooter Club of Norwich made our local branch of the MNDA their nominated charity for 2014.


The Factory Shop, Harleston nominated the Norwich and Waveney Branch of the MNDA as their Charity of the Year from August 2014-July 2015. Thank you to David Bryant for arranging this sponsorship.





Jarrold Trust

The John Jarrold Trust.

The branch committee is very grateful to Caroline Jarrold, Secretary to the John Jarrold Trust, and the trustees for their consideration of our application for a grant at their January 2017 meeting. We received a donation of £1,000 in support of the ongoing work of the Norwich and Waveney Branch of the MND Association.


Comic Relief Community Cash Fund 2017

We are delighted and very grateful to be the recipients of a £1,000 grant from the Comic Relief Community Cash Fund 2017, via the Norfolk Community Foundation. This money will be used to fund three open meetings – the first being held at Wortwell on 19 November 2017.



Our fundraising promise


You will undoubtedly be aware of the recent media coverage of fundraising practices in the charity sector. The Association does not use any of the organisations at the centre of these allegations. Douglas Graham, Director of Fundraising, has outlined our fundraising promise to reassure everyone who supports the MND Association about the high standards we strive to ensure are integral to all our fundraising activity.

  • We make sure we comply with all aspects of charity law by rigorously adhering to the Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice and the legislation on data protection
  • We do not undertake any cold calling
  • We do not share the details of our supporters with any other organisation
  • Should you wish not to receive fundraising communications then all you have to do is tell us and we will make sure you are no longer contacted in this way. All our fundraising communication contains this option to opt out
  • We receive very few complaints, but when we do we take them very seriously, investigate them thoroughly, report them to our Board of Trustees and take appropriate action
  • We are especially careful when communicating with people with MND who are also supporters
  • Finally, and probably most importantly, the MND Association is part of the MND family and our most important value is putting people with MND, their families and carers at the heart of everything we do. Everyone in the MND family wants a world free from MND and at the Association we want donating, fundraising, and supporting the MND Association in any way to be a positive experience so we will always treat supporters fairly and with respect, and would never intentionally see to pressurise them in to giving.

Thank you for your continued support. It is only because of you that we can fund research, provide care, campaign and raise awareness. We will never forget that.


If you have any questions please contact our Fundraising Team on 01604 611860 or email