Welcome to the MND Association Cheshire branch
We are the local branch of the national charity and are here to support people affected by motor neurone disease across the Cheshire region.
Our work includes hosting regular support meetings for those with MND and their carers, and running an Association Visitor service which sees a trained individual provide emotional support and advice to those with MND through home visits, on the phone and via email. We also provide financial support to help fund vital equipment and adaptations that living with the condition can require.
Raising awareness of the disease locally is another important area of our work, and we also organise and support a wide range of fundraising activities across the Cheshire area. The proceeds are used locally to help make a difference to those fighting the condition here, and also nationally to help fund important research into better treatments and ultimately a cure for this devastating disease.
We hope you find the information on this site useful and look forward to making contact with you further if you are interested in becoming more involved.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.
For more information go to www.mndassociation.org