About Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is a unique authority on MND. It is an independent charity and the only national organization in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to supporting people with MND. This group of diseases affects nerve cells (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. The MND Association works to ensure that people affected by MND can secure the care and support they need. It also promotes and funds research into causes of, and a cure for, the disease. Other services include a national telephone help line, a network of Regional Care Advisers, a range of literature on all aspects of the disease, free loan of specialist equipment and limited financial support. The association has a national office in Northampton, and over 85 branches nationwide. The MND Association relies entirely on donations and receives no government funding.