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"The Chiltern branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association supports people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their carers in the Chiltern area. MND affects the nerves known as motor neurones that are found in the brain and spinal cord, and which help tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste, which can affect walking, talking, eating, drinking and breathing. MND is life shortening and there is no cure.


The branch supports people with the disease in a number of ways. Our volunteer Association Visitors offer 1-2-1 emotional support to people living with and affected by the disease and provide practical information to help ensure they get the support they need. We have monthly support meetings where people living with and affected by the disease can meet each other and our volunteers for an informal chat over tea and cake. These take place on the third Monday of the month in Cedar Barn in Hazlemere and the second Thursday of the month in Aylesbury Rugby Football Club (except for August). The branch, and the wider charity, also offer financial support grants to help with a number of different things including improving quality of life, providing equipment and helping with the cost of living with the disease. 


To support our branch activities we run a number of fundraising events in the year and have others who kindly fundraise for us. We have a fundraising target in 2024 of £30,000.  Our next event is an open gardens event at Bledlow Manor near Princes Risborough on Friday 14 June. The beautiful and extensive grounds will be open from 2pm to 5pm and we'll be serving tea/coffee and homemade cakes in the lovely tea rooms. Tickets are £7.50 in advance via Eventbrite (search Bledlow Manor or visit or £9 on the day. There is no charge for children under 5 or people with MND and their carers. For more information about our branch visit"


 NHS Retirement Fellowship - Wycombe Branch

Last year was busy for the High Wycombe  branch. There have been interesting speakers and events at the meetings and thanks are due to both the speakers and caterers who have ensured tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits at the regular meetings. They also provided a real feast at the June meeting celebrating 75 years since the founding of the NHS and also marking the coronation of the new King Charles III.

In celebration of the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in 2022, trees were planted around the country as a gesture towards offsetting global warming. The Wycombe branch donated a tree and members recently visited the site at Widmer Fields to inspect the tree.



 NHS Recruit 03-2024


South Bucks Hospice Donate – 20-11-2023


South Bucks Hospice’s Chief Executive Officer Jackie Ward tells here today how you can help to brighten up Christmas and New Year for patients with life-limiting illnesses.


Giving to South Bucks Hospice touches the lives of those in our local community living with a life-limiting illnesses. The hospice offers patient-centred care to individuals through the provision of specialist palliative, psychotherapeutic and lymphoedema care. We are also there to support their families and carers during the illness and in bereavement.


It is through kind donations that patients at South Bucks Hospice can continue to receive these valued services completely free of charge, helping them to live well and optimise their quality of life.  The hospice couldn’t exist without this support. By setting up a regular donation you can help us plan ahead and support our community today and in the future.


  • £5 – could buy aromatherapy oils to provide relief from pain, anxiety, stress and to promote better sleep
  • £10 – could help towards funding our support groups
  • £20 – could provide bereavement support for someone who has lost a loved one
  • £50 – could pay for a consultation with a palliative care nurse or lymphoedema specialist


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