The South Bucks Branch of the national Motor Neurone Disease Association (mndassociation.org) has started 2019 with a brand new name.
It will now officially be known as the ‘Chiltern Branch’ rather than the ‘South Bucks Branch’. The Chiltern branch helps local people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families with grant support and advice.
Motor Neurone Disease is an extremely debilitating, terminal condition which affects the brain and nerves. The MND Association offers accurate, professional, accessible information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life possible.
Graham Read, Chair of the Chiltern Branch, said: ‘Our previous name South Bucks did not totally relate to the area we cover. We needed a name which was more synonymous with our local area.
We are officially launching the new branch on [Monday] January 21st at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane, Hazlemere, HP15 7BQ at 12.30pm.
We will be looking to enlist the support of local organisations/companies in our quest to improve the lives of local people living with this awful disease. We already receive significant support from Tesco at Loudwater.‘
By working in partnership with the NHS and statutory services we help improve standards of care for people with MND.
The MND Association regularly holds events to continue to educate health and social care professionals (HSCPs) to enable them to achieve excellence in care for people living with MND.
With a network of MND Care Centres, our branch and group volunteers and dedication to improving standards of care, people with MND can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
The MND Association will continue to fund and promote ground-breaking research around the world to identify treatments and find the cure for the disease.
Only through collaboration will a cure for MND be discovered. Therefore, the MND Association will promote international research collaboration and organise the world’s largest conference for MND researchers and clinicians.