Motor neurone group appeals for volunteers
THE Cheshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is on the hunt for new members to help its valuable work.
The voluntary group, which raises funds and awareness of motor neurone disease while supporting local people affected by the condition, has vacancies to make a difference to the lives of those affected by the incurable disease.
Motor neurone disease is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and attacks the nerves that control movement.
Chairman of the Cheshire branch, Joel Millett, is encouraging people to consider volunteering in 2016.
He said: “If you have always said to yourself that you’d like to give volunteering a try and help make a difference to your local community, then why not make 2016 the year you do something about it?
“At the MND Association Cheshire branch we promise a rewarding role which can benefit not only those we seek to support, but also provides enormous personal satisfaction and could even help you with your career aims and aspirations.”
Positions include fundraiser, newsletter editor and association visitors, who offer free and confidential emotional support to people living with MND and their families.
Time commitments vary according to the position and the branch is happy to meet with people to discuss in more detail.
The vacancies have arisen for various reasons, as some branch members step down after many years of service while other areas need extra assistance as demand has grown.
For information visit mndcheshire.org. Contact Joel Millett by email joel@ mndcheshire.org or vice chairman Margaret Bailey on margaret@ mndcheshire.org or phone 01565 634831.
●● MND Cheshire branch secretary Clare Ward and publicity officer Sarah Walker appeal for new volunteers to take on a variety of roles