The Happy Valley Festival

Saturday 17th June 2017

South Hinksey, Oxford

for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and All About Alie

In aid of MND

The Happy Valley Festival is raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and All About Alie.


The event is organised by a committee of local people, and those with a link to Motor Neurone Disease. It is led by Rachael Marsden, an MND Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

A message from Rachael.....

I am aiming to cycle 300 miles from London to Paris - with six friends - in July in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

I felt that I had asked my family and friends all  too often to contribute to my fund raising recently, so I tried to think of an alternative way of raising money, and also having fun at the same time. Hence Bob and I came up with the idea of holding a mini festival in the garden.

I am so grateful to my wonderful friends and their support who have brought this fun event together. Thank you!!!

The MND Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Take a look at some key facts and information about MND.

It is membership organisation with over 9,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.

There are  over 7,000 active volunteers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and around 170 paid staff, all dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by MND, now and in the future.


Read more about the MND Association


All About Alie

AAA was set up by  Alie Tilley who was a live events producer working on everything from Motor Shows to the Pope's visit.

Alie died in May 2016 having suffered the cruelty of Motor Neuron Disease.

Alie, never being one to sit down and feel sorry for herself, decided she would set up a fund raising committee to directly finance some of Professor Talbots great work, and every penny would go to stem cell research.

AAA was set up on the 24th of February 2016 and has so far raised over £70,000.


Read more about All About Alie