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Contacts

To contact the Branch please ring Moira Furlong on 07840 209267.

Committee

Chair
Alun Owen

Alun Owen My own personal experience of losing my partner to MND was the driving force in joining the branch and becoming involved in any way possible.

I have been with the Branch since 2001 and I am still here as Chair, Branch Contact, Association Visitor and MND Connect helpline volunteer.

I was also thrilled to be voted in as one of the Trustees of the National Association in September 2009 which means that I am able to be even more involved in decision making that should have a positive impact on people and their families living with Motor Neurone Disease.

Treasurer
Moira Furlong

Moira FurlongI joined the branch and then the Committee in 1991, following my Mum Maureen being diagnosed with MND. She died 18 months later.

I remain involved, to help the fight to find a cure for this devastating disease, and to do something to help support people diagnosed with MND, and their families.

Tel: 07840 209267

Secretary
Louise Jones

Louise JonesI started attending Branch meetings in November 2013. Mum, Dad and two of my daughters also came along to the meetings, but then we lost my lovely mum to MND in April 2014, six very short months after being diagnosed.

I didn't know what MND was until we received Mum's diagnosis. It broke my heart how quickly MND took over our lives but it was during the sadness and devastation which followed that I felt the MND family helped me to cope. There were always people to talk to who actually understood what was happening, they were there with advice, kind words and a hug for me when I needed them most!

I enjoy being involved in the branch fundraising activities and helping to raise awareness of MND. My involvement culminated in being asked to join the branch committee in April 2015 and I am now the new branch secretary, a role I'm enjoying (and learning).

Tel: 07908 802331

Social Media
Chloe Jones

Chloe JonesI first joined MNDA Merseyside in 2013 shortly after my Nan was diagnosed. This branch have been such a support to me and my family, I tell everybody they’re my rock. We lost my Nan six short months from diagnosis which turned our world upside down but MNDA Merseyside was always there, a group of people all going through similar experiences understanding just how I felt.

Five years on, I’m not sure how I would have survived without the positivity and support of MNDA Merseyside, the friends I have made who understand me like nobody else, they’re my family. I am honoured to have been asked to join the committee to update the Merseyside Branch social media and keep everybody up to date with upcoming events.

Publicity
Vincent Furlong

Members
Keith Ten-Pow

Keith Ten-Pow I do what I do because living with MND you got no choice but to live life to the maximum. That is why I enjoy my collecting and meeting people.

Craig Davies

Craig DaviesWhen I was diagnosed with MND I was directed to the MND Association.

This was a turning point in my life, a chance to help and to be helped by a group of people who knew what I was going through, answering the questions I asked when I asked them.

With the help of the MNDA and the Walton Centre I have a new a outlook on life, a reason to stay positive, to be part of a great team of committed people who stand up to MND and who give people like myself a reason to go on and not give up.

Pamela Tyler

Pamela TylerIn July 2010 my 36 year old nephew Chris was diagnosed with MND and together with his dad, my brother Peter, we went along to the South Lancs branch. After Chris died in May 2012 we started to go to the Merseyside branch.

In April 2016 I was voted onto the Committee and from that it made me look into becoming an Association Visitor and in February of this year I went to Ealing and completed my training and I am now an Association Visitor. I’m looking forward to fulfilling this task now that I have settled into my bungalow In Warrington.

The Merseyside branch are very active in fundraising and through this I have done a firewalk, abseiled down the Anglican Cathedral (both times wearing a tutu), I was Mother Christmas at the annual Christmas Party at St Monica’s and wherever I can I like to be involved with all the amazing fundraising that the branch do.

 

Interested in Helping?

The Merseyside branch is interested in hearing from anyone who would like to help out or join our committee. We are also looking for Association Visitors in the area and would be delighted to hear from anyone who might be interested in finding out more about this role. Please contact for information and further details of how you can get involved locally.

For more information on volunteering opportunities with the association, please visit the National Office website at www.mndassociation.org.