In case you are not aware a new state of the art £12 million research institute at the University of Sheffield was officially opened by HM the Queen in November 2010.The centre known as SITraN (Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience) brings together scientists from all over the world dedicated to finding a cure for MND as well as Parkinson, Alzheimers and other neurology conditions. Professor Pamela Shaw, Director of SITraN, says of the work of the centre “ people suffering from MND will receive treatment as part of clinical trials but the vision on the Institute is first and foremost to create the opportunity for focused study on MND”

YAMND are proud to support the work at SITraN and have this year donated a sum of £5,000 to fund a particular project at this institute. This is something we were able to do after a very generous donation was made to the charity .The Constitution of YAMND does state that donations to research into a cure for MND will be made if finances allow and this is something we are hoping to do again this financial year.
Members of YAMND did attend both the royal Opening of Sitran and a subsequent Open day in April 2011.If anyone is interested in attending any future open events please contact us.

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