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Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is an incurable disease that indiscriminately robs individuals of their lives and their loved ones. Rapidly progressive, it leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves and makes them totally dependent on others – and it kills five people every day in the UK.

The MND Association is made up of incurable optimists committed to fighting MND. It is our incurable optimism that one day will beat this disease and that drives people to raise and donate money. It is incurable optimism that keeps our researchers and scientists in the laboratory, piecing together the picture of MND. It is incurable optimism that drives our volunteers to work so passionately every day. It is only through optimism that we will beat this disease.

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The Motor Neurone Disease Association

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 Claire and her  Dad
Claire and her Dad.

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This week we're going to be focusing on MND with a series of special reports and interviews.

On Monday, you'll hear Claire's Story. Claire works for Mix96 and lost her Father to the disease, she told us the effect it had on her and her family.

As well as talking to us about her own experience of the disease Claire is also hosting our entire week of specials, talking to sufferers, carers, experts and fundraisers.

Below you can hear all of our special programmes, find out more about the disease and crucially, how you can make a difference with Mix96.


Claire Smith works at Mix96, and she lost her father after a 14 month battle with Mnd. This is her story;



Today Claire finds out more about what the disease is and how it affects sufferers



MND also affects the sufferer's entire family, today Claire talks to Bob Dell, who has MND, and his wife Janet:



Claire talks to experts about research into the disease and the possibility of future cures;



We finish the week by talking about fundraising with some remarkable stories;




A message from the South Bucks branch of MNDA

MND is, fortunately, a very rare disease, and most people will never hear of it. But for the 5,000 or so people living with it in the UK it is debilitating – and terminal.

Anything that can be done to raise awareness is a great help, and we are very grateful to Mix96 for giving us the opportunity to bring it to more people’s attention during this Focus Week. You will hear from medical experts about the disease itself, from patients and carers about what it is like to live with it, from researchers about what is being done to understand the causes and eventually to find a cure, and about the work of the Association.

If you would like to get involved in what we do as a Branch, we would be delighted to hear from you and you can contact us at and if you would like to help us by way of making a donation you can do so at Any money raised this way will go towards helping those who have MND and towards research into a cure.

Thank you for listening and for your help!

News & Events


Thursday 29th November

The British Legion Club Station Approach Marlow Bucks SL7 1NT from 8:15pm

An evening of Jazz, Swing and Big Band music with the BBO Big Band featuring vocalists, Tricia Bassett and Steve Bailey

Tickets – Sold on the Door £6.00 each


 Hear more about MND;

With 2012 drawing to a close Nathan talks to Richard Coleman,who lost his wife to mnd and Chairman of the South Bucks branch of mdna, about what's been happening over the last 12 months, and what's coming up in the New Year (in particular the new mnd taxi!)