Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch

 

 

Forthcoming events

 

 

BRANCH EVENTS 2021/22

 

Monthly support

We have been holding virtual coffee mornings on the third Wednesday of every month from 11:30am for around an hour and a half. Please email sueheal@btinternet.com to request the link.

 

The next coffee morning is on Wednesday 15 December.

Looking after you

 

Coffee Mornings

Branch coffee mornings have moved online and will start at 11:30am. The next will be held on Wednesday 15 December. We are hoping to add some face to face coffee mornings early in 2022, and will add details here as and when they are finalised - subject to government guidelines and Association guidance.

 

The online coffee mornings are informal gatherings for people with MND and their carers. Email sueheal@btinternet.com if you would like to receive a link to one of the meetings, which will be held using Zoom. Please send a fresh email for each date so we know who to expect, there is space for everyone in a virtual meeting! We hope you will feel welcome and find them a relaxed way to meet and socialise. If you need to talk to someone after the meeting just let us know and one of us will get back to you.

 

Advance notice of future dates

15 December 2021 - Online

19 January 2022 - Online

16 February 2022 - Online

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

2022 Lisa’s MND Fundraising - Brighton Marathon and Endure 24 Reading

As always Lisa Wilson is planning to run, to quote her ’No finish line until a cure!!’. She has registered to run in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 10 April 2022. This will be followed by the Endure 24 Reading 18-19 June 2022. Lisa is raising money in memory of her husband, Steve. You can read her story and help her reach her target HERE

 

Helen’s London Marathon 2 October 2022

by Helen Sia

"I am running the London Marathon 2022 in my memory of my Dad, Dave Bonney who sadly passed away from MND in May 2019. My Dad bravely battled with MND for nearly two years and he fought to the end. My Dad was a strong, stubborn man who thought that MND was an inconvenience that he had to put up with and that got in the way of the things he really wanted to do – go on holiday, potter around the garden, fix things in the garage and most importantly spend time with his family, his two grandchildren in particular.

 

I first decided to run the London Marathon for the MND Association shortly after his diagnosis but sadly didn’t get a place. After a couple more attempts I got the phone call I was waiting for – an offer of a charity place! And so the training has begun, using my local streets and parks I’m slowly building up the miles. When I’m back home in North Walsham I find running around the local area a comfort as I remember the walks we used to go on together and I always make a point of visiting a boat my Dad restored as part of a local charity. I hope that I can use some of the strength that my Dad had to get me through the Marathon and raise as much money as I can for the MND Association."

 

We wish Helen well in her training, and thank her for running to support the Association. Please visit her JustGiving page if you would like to donate.

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Dave Bonney with Helen, Christmas 2018
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Helen during a training run in Dave’s home town of North Walsham next to a flower planter boat that he restored for North Walsham in Bloom – known to her children as 'Grandad's boat’
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Helen after a training run.