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News Archive: 2014

June 2014

Cake and cuttings for sale

Cake and cuttings for sale at the Glorious Gardens at Owl End Newfield Lane Dore S17 3DB Saturday June 21st & Sunday June 22nd 1.30pm till 5.00pm. Sue and Roger Thompson work hard all year round on their flowers, fruit and vegetables and for the past five years they have opened up their wonderful gardens for a whole weekend for the public to enjoy as part of the National Gardens Scheme and to raise money for the South Yorkshire Branch MND Association through plant sales and the refreshment tent. More info can be read here.

Scientific Bake Off

The MND Association has challenged researchers from across the country to bake MND research themed cakes/biscuits as part of MND awareness month (June!).  A special cake Friday, science cake showcase – 20th June! Will be taking place at SITraN.  Any left over cake will be donated to the local MNDA branch who are holding their annual garden open days on 21st-22nd June. Proceeds from our cake sales would then go to help local patients and their families. The science bake-off will be judged via photo entry, by Dr Brian Dickie – director of research development at the MND Association. Based on appearance, originality and relation to MND research.  The winning researcher (or research team) will receive an apron and a special ‘MND researcher’s bake off’ trophy.

MND awareness month

The Motor Neurone Disease Association have launched MNDA awareness month for June 2014and are encouraging individuals to get involved in raising awareness via different methods – for more information read up on their initiatives here. You could also hold a ‘bake it’ event to raise money for MND – more details on how to do this are available here.

The SITraN cycling team

The SITraN cycling team undertook an epic journey to the ENCALs conference in Belgium for the Streaking Meerkats fundraising effort. Please donate generously online and follow the team via its fundraising mascot Hoy LeCule on Twitter @Hoy_MND.

May 2014

Festival of the Mind

Festival of the Mind is a collaboration between the city and the University of Sheffield. It’s an 11-day festival where we share our most exciting research in inspiring and creative ways. The 2014 festival will take place 18-28 September in Sheffield.  Anyone who has been affected by MND can attend the workshops such as patients, family members, friends, and no previous art experience is necessary, please click here for further details.

SITraN Open Day

The next SITraN Open Day is due to be held on 11 July 2014 where members of the public are invited to attend SITraN to find out more about the research that is taking place in the department, meet the researchers and look around the facilities.  To register please phone 0114 222 2230 or email

SITraN Newsletter

The latest SITraN Newsletter is out now and available to browse or download on the SITraN website.

April 2014

Thumbprints Article by Colin Fenwick

Colin Fenwick member of the SMND RAG writes an article for Thumbprints to raise awareness of taking part in research – see page 5 of thumbprints here for more details about his story.

March 2014

PPI event 7th April 12.00-3.00

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is organising a PPI event at The Circle in Sheffield.  For further information please click here.

ALS/MND Research and Care Community Blog

ALS/MND Research and Care Community Blog – An independent one-stop-shop for all professional news and views from conferences and workshops around the world.  To find out more click here.

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