We are the local branch of the MND Association which supports people affected by the disease in Cheshire.
We cover the region of Cheshire, and occasionally there is an overlap with the boundaries in order for people to access support which is most convenient and appropriate for them.
Our aims are to:
- Provide support for people affected by MND
- Raise money to help people affected by MND.
- Raise awareness of MND within Cheshire.
- Influence policy and decision-makers within Cheshire for the benefit of people affected by MND.
The branch is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about ensuring people living with the condition get the support they need to have the best possible quality of life. Click here to find out more about volunteering with us and to see our current vacancies.
We are supported by the MND Association national office – click here to visit their website.
We also work closely with other health and social care professionals including speech therapists, occupational therapists, local hospices and medical teams.
Facts and stats about motor neurone disease
- MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
- It attacks the nerves that control movement; people can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work.
- It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk, and eventually, breathe. It affects people from all communities.
- It kills five people every day in the UK - 30% within a year and more than 50% within 2 years of diagnosis.
- It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
- It has no cure.
- Six people die from MND every day in the UK.