The Association is a membership organisation but you may not realise that we have almost 8,000 members across different membership types.
Our personal members include people with and affected by MND, supporters and volunteers. For people living with MND and their carers, spouses or partners there is no fee.We also have professional members, the majority of whom are health and social care professionals.
Members not only provide vital support for the ongoing work of the Association, but just as importantly, strengthen our voice and increase our influence on central Government and local authorities. Becoming a member is a strong statement of support for all people with MND, their carers and families. Each and every member adds to our collective voice.
We are changing the structure of our membership with the introduction of an exciting, new, online initiative called 'Friends of the Association.'
The purpose of Friends is to recruit a new type of supporter who wants to engage with us online and prefers to belong to a 'virtual' community. Friends provides a way for individuals to show their support but without the full membership package which may be less relevant and appealing to them. Friends is a new initiative to reach individuals who do not wish to become full members.
It is free to become a Friend. We are encouraging Friends to sign up to our online community to hear about our latest news. Friends can choose the type of content they wish to receive, including exclusive research updates, our most recent activities and campaigns. The majority of communication with Friends will be via email and e-newsletter. We will also encourage our Friends to fundraise for us. The more Friends we have, the more powerful we will be in our fight towards a world free of MND.
For more information and to sign up as a Friend go to www.mndassociation.org
Appeal for Friends of the Branch
Could you be our 'Friend'?
We are planning to set up a contacts list of 'Friends of the Cheshire Branch’ who might be willing to help us out from time to time, for example by helping at a collection day or other fundraising event. This would really suit you if you are keen to help and want to make a real difference but don't have the time for a regular commitment. If you would be willing to be contacted periodically to see if you could help us out on such occasions, please get in touch and let us know how you would prefer to be contacted
How can I help the local Branch of MND Association?
Volunteers play an important role in the MND Association. They help to ensure that people with MND and their families receive the support and services they need.
You could be one of our volunteers! You don't need personal experience of MND - just the desire to help. Our volunteers come from all walks of life bringing a variety of skills, but mostly they bring their desire to help.
Branch and Group Volunteering
Cheshire Branch is run entirely by volunteers who work together in many different ways to provide support, raise awareness, influence, and fundraise at a local level. You can choose how much time and commitment you want to give. Some volunteering roles involve attending meetings, which are held in the evenings or at weekends whilst other roles can be done entirely from home. Whatever your skills or availability, there is likely to be a role suitable for you. Where necessary, training is available. The association will refund any out of pocket expenses you incur whilst providing this support.
Could you help the Branch by?
- Organising an event
- Supporting an event
- Making a donation
- Raising awareness
- Taking a position on the Branch Management Committee
- Becoming an Association Visitor