Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch

 

 

News 2021

Fightback

June 2021

March 2021

 

 

 

FIGHTBACK

The branch publishes Fightback, our newsletter, three times a year. Its contents include reports of recent events, notice of future events in aid of the MND Association, a thank those who have raised or contributed funds for the work of the branch and news from National Office.

 

Monday 21 June 2021 Global MND Awareness Day - Norwich City Hall was lit in blue and orange.

The Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch joined communities across the world mark Global MND Awareness Day. This year our focus was on MND Research. We are proud to be part of the MND Association, a charity which takes a leading role in the global fight against MND - Driving MND Research - by funding research, facilitating collaboration and raising vital awareness.

 

Sue, Malcolm and Anne met outside Norwich City Hall at 9pm where they were joined by a small number of supporters and Norwich City Councillors. We kept to a small gathering in the light of the pandemic, and managed to stay socially distanced by households. We would like to thank everyone who joined us. Read more here.

 

Global Awareness
Left to right: Malcolm Chubbock, Cllr James Wright, Zara Last, Ben Wilson, Cllr Caroline Ackroyd, Terry and Cllr Julie Brociek-Coulton, Dokyung Kim, Dahye Yoon, Tracey Gambell, Anne Gillett and in front Lisa Wilson with Callisto.
Global Awareness
Left to right: Malcolm Chubbock, Zara Last, Ben Wilson, Cllr Caroline Ackroyd, Cllr James Wright, Terry and Cllr Julie Brociek-Coulton, Dokyung Kim, Dahye Yoon, Tracey Gambell, Sue Heal and in front Lisa Wilson with Callisto.

 

Saturday 15 May 2021 Morrisons at Bradwell store near Great Yarmouth

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Sue Heal can be seen collecting a bucket of cash from Morrisons Bradwell Community Champion Cam Hodds. We would like to thank Cam for working with our branch and helping us to raise a total of £22.88.

 

COVID-19 meant that we were not able to hold the usual style bucket collection instead buckets were left at the ends of the till points. It was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of motor neurone disease and the work of the branch.

 

We also trialled the use of the Text to Donate poster designed by Mili, which you may have seen on our Facebook page and on Twitter and reproduced here.

 

Every penny counts; we are grateful for the generosity of those who were able to donate.

 

If you missed this bucket collection you might be able to catch us in the summer when we are hoping to hold another collection sometime in late June or July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New for 2021

The Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch has joined with the King’s Lynn Support Group to launch an Instagram account. If you have an account you can find us @MNDNorfolk or simply click the Instagram symbol at the top of the page.

 

With thanks to Mili and Constantina, Social Media Coordinators for the Branch and Group respectively for setting up and posting new content.