Research to find a cure or – at the least – effective treatments, is always top of the list of priorities for people and families who have been personally affected by MND.

There is a great deal of research into the disease to look for causes, treatments and cures happening right now. Every year a proportion of the money raised locally is directed specifically towards research.

As a branch we work closely with The Sussex MND Care and Research Network at Brighton and Sussex medical school. We are also currently funding a specific and exciting new research project with King’s Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care and Research Centre in London.

People with MND are encouraged to take part in clinical research projects if they so wish.

Often people undertaking sponsored challenges decide that all or part of the money raised will go to research.

The MND Association has over 30 years of experience identifying and funding the most promising MND research. As of 31 December 2019, the research portfolio is approximately £14 million. Please visit the Research section of the national site to access up to date information on all aspects of research and to see which projects the Association is currently funding.