Open Garden Weekend for MND

Once again, Mary Hainline is opening her garden to the public this spring. Our branch will benefit from sales of her art and ceramics, and we’ll have a raffle, sell refreshments etc – anything to turn an honest pound to help people with MND in West Surrey, and to support the research effort.

The address is ‘Pentire’, Snowdenham Lane, Bramley, GU5 0AT, and the gates will be open from 10 am to 7 pm.

If you’re near Bramley over the weekend of 10 – 12th May, do pop in!

Surrey Half Marathon

Emma Mason is running again, this time for the Woking and Sam Beare Hospice. This is a very worthwhile cause, and some of our MND people are looked after there. Please support Emma’s efforts on:

https://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Mason16/

If this modern techno-stuff leaves you cold, you can shower her with gold at the next open Branch meeting a few days later (if she’s walking again by then!) . . .

Christmas 2015 Branch Meeting

Here are some of the Branch showing off their new ‘T4MND’ mugs.

Apart from tea, we had some more warming seasonal refreshment, and mince pies and Christmas Gingerbread Men, courtesy of Alison Husaunndee and Emma Mason. Thanks ladies!

Our speaker was MNDA Regional Fundraiser Pam Fry, who told us about ‘Putting the Fun into Fundraising’.

Branch meeting in Guildford Cathedral Education Centre

Our first open Branch meeting in Guildford Cathedral Education Centre.

Our first open Branch meeting in Guildford Cathedral Education Centre.

Lisa Milella gave us a fascinating presentation about her work with International Animal Rescue. She is one of very few experts in her field, and rescuing abused animals from a life of agony is her passion. Now living with MND, she has taught many other vets worldwide the techniques she uses. This was a unique occasion, and was enjoyed by an appreciative audience!