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Support & Care

Here you will find details of support which is available locally.

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Jo CunnahJo Cunnah Volunteer Development Coordinator Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man

I have worked in Volunteer Management within the Health Charity Sector for over 14 years following a career change from Financial Services in 2003. My role involves recruiting and supporting Volunteers in a number of roles and in particular Volunteers within our Branch and Group networks.

I have been with the Association for almost three years and in that time I have been lucky enough to be part of a fantastic team who have helped to develop our reach across North Wales. Together, we have strengthened the number of Volunteers within the Clwyd Branch, the North West Wales Group and increased the numbers of Association Visitors from one to six. This means we have not only been able to significantly increase the level of much needed support we provide to People with MND and their families but also offer that support in a variety of ways.

A particular highlight for me has been the development of the North Wales Forum. The Forum has enabled staff and Volunteers to come together to discuss, shape and develop our work across North Wales and in just a year this has grown into something very special indeed.

Working with Volunteers is my passion and I am extremely lucky to be able to work with such an amazing team of Volunteers across North Wales. Without their hard work, commitment and support we simply couldn’t do what we do so I hope this passion shines through when people meet me.

On a personal note, I live in North Wales with my family. I enjoy cooking, anything to do with musical theatre and after quite a few years I am still persevering with trying to learn how to play the piano!

Sioned Williams

Association Visitor

My name is Sioned Williams and I am new to volunteering with the Motor Neuron Association as an AV. I live in Pen Llyn, am married and also a proud mother to two boys aged 7 and 8.

I have previously cared for a close member of family who had Motor Neuron Disease and now volunteer with the association in the hope I will be of support to others – I feel very fortunate to meet individuals and their families who are always kind and welcoming, allowing me into their homes and lives.

Before my personal experience I knew very little about Motor Neuron Disease but I have learnt so much over the past 7 years and met lovely people along the way, I wanted to contribute back and am pleased to be volunteering now with the Motor Neuron Association. I look forward to meeting you!

Lynwen GriffithAssociation Visitor

My name is Lynwen Griffith, I live on the Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales, a very rural and beautiful region which is also a stronghold for the Welsh language. I live with my husband, our three children, two rabbits, and three dogs, and have worked in this area for 22 years as a community nurse.

My reason to become an Association Visitor (AV) was twofold, having nursed people with MND I felt that in my spare time I could offer support to these patients and their families. My second reason was as our area has a large Welsh speaking community, there were no Welsh speaking AV’s in our locality, and found that it was important that people should have a service available in their chosen language.

Since becoming an AV, I have found the work to be immensely rewarding, being able to support a person with MND and their families during immeasurably hard times. The support from the MND team is always at hand, being both sympathetic and supportive. My goal is to continue with this worthwhile role for many years and to continue enhancing my knowledge on MND and the support that is available to enhance quality of life.

 

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