Joanna Goodwyn

Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch Emergency Appeal

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
raised of £5,000 target
We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND


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The Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has launched an appeal for donations to maintain their vital support for people living with MND, a terminal illness.  

Local people with MND turn to the Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch for advice, face-to-face meetings and importantly can apply for financial grants to help improve their quality of life.  

But with the coronavirus pandemic cancelling or postponing fundraising events, volunteers at the Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch are determined to find other ways to raise money to continue supporting local people facing the devastating illness.  

Jo Goodwyn joined the branch when her father was ill with MND and is now the social media officer at the Norfolk, Norwich & Waveney Branch. She said supporting people with MND is now more important than ever:

"Our supporters are wonderful, especially at this time of year many of them would be raising funds for us, often outdoors and in crowded places.  Due to the coronavirus situation, this just can't happen in the same way.  However, the demand for equipment and support grants is the same as always, and we are determined to support everyone who needs our help."

Around 70 people are typically living with this brutal disease in our branch area at any one time.  MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease which affects the brain and spinal cord.  It attacks the nerves that control movement and eventually leaves people unable to move, communicate or breathe.  It kills a third of people within a year of diagnosis and half within two years.  There is no cure.  

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About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 9am and 4pm.

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+ £594.63 Gift Aid
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