The latest newsletter is now available. Thanks to Clare for another attractive issue!
The format and venue of these are under review at the moment. If your family is affected by MND, do let us know how you’d like to see them develop!
An enjoyable time was had by all at our Christmas meeting on Sunday!
Kevin’s talk ‘Keta’s Journey’ was totally inspiring, and the food and drink went down well – as ever, many thanks to Avala Catering!
Kevin had with him some books of children’s poetry, written by Gill Doherty, a lady with MND who sadly passed away about a year ago. The poems are charming, and any small child could relate to them. They are beautifully illustrated by her daughter Gemma, and are just the thing for a Christmas stocking if you move quickly!
Proceeds from the sales of the book will be shared by the MND Association and Woking Hospice, both of whom cared for Gill in her final months.
To get yours, just contact any West Surrey Branch committee member, or put a note on the ‘Contact’ page. The suggested donation is £5 a copy, but it would be churlish to turn down more if that’s what you wanted to give!
We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Hawkins as our new Branch Patron!
Charlotte will be joining us at our Summer meeting on Saturday 8th June, so do come along to meet her, and hear about her family connection with MND and her life in the public eye.
More details will appear in the Summer Newsletter.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, INCLUDING SOME CASES IN OUR AREA, WE HAVE RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THE MEETING AND AGM THIS SUNDAY 8th MARCH.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who was thinking about coming along.
We’ll do the AGM as part of the next meeting (provisionally Sunday 14th June), and look forward to seeing you then.
Another of the events organised by Paul’s family! This time, mother-in-law Dr Wendy Roles, a member of SHGC, was conspirator-in-chief.
Here she is before the start, with Jess Jameson (Paul’s wife), son David, and Paul himself.
MNDA T-shirts to the fore, with (L to R) Gordon Ferguson, Paul’s son George, George Wood and Wendy’s grandson Jack Olsen.
Paul and his family winning the goodies (he also won the Longest Drive Competition!)
Many thanks to all involved in organising the event, especially ringleader Dr Roles, the Club for hosting it, and everyone who attended and contributed so generously! Thanks also to MNDA Regional Fundraiser Pam Fry for attending and saying some suitable words of thanks on our behalf.
This proved to be as successful as we had hoped, and the room was only just big enough! Paul and Jess Jameson gave us a fascinating and inspiring account of their Kilimanjaro expedition, culminating in a set of tennis at the summit, which is being considered for inclusion in the Guinness book of records. Roz Landor and Alex Mircica then entertained us with some seasonal readings which were a stimulating change to routine, and were well received. Nigel Husaunndee provided a wonderful tasty buffet lunch, and with the help of a glass or two, sent us home full of the Christmas spirit.
Thanks to all who helped, or attended to make the afternoon a success!