Every charity associated with any kind of disease, disorder or other health issue always needs to raise money. This may be used for all-important research, much need care, or raising public awareness.
Multiple sclerosis societies in countries all over the world are no different in this respect. Their work all needs money.
The UK’s MS Society is holding one of its major fundraising events, the popular MS Walk, in September. And there is a special offer for anyone who wants to take part.
So, anyone planning to signi up to join the walk should do so by this Wednesday, that’s July 12. That way they can take advantage of a 20% discount on the cost of the registration fees. These are £15 for adults, £7 for under 18s and free for five years and under.
Helen, of the society’s community and events team, says: “Registration is now open for the annual MS Walk and for one week only, we’ve got a special offer on our sign-up fees! As the offer is only open until the July 12, so you need to be quick to avoid disappointment.”
Furthermore, anyone who wants to walk, roll or stroll, every step will take the society closer to its goal.
Hundreds of MS Superstars, friends and families, will join forces in London to take in the sights and raise funds to stop MS.
Both the MS Walk’s short and medium routes are fully accessible and all three start and finish in Battersea Park. At the end of the challenge the society will celebrate everyone’s achievement with food, drinks, music and fun in the park.
The three routes are:
- Short / 6km route – Fully accessible
- Medium / 10km route – Fully accessible
- Long / 20km route – Please get in touch with the society if you’d like to find out more about the accessibility of this route.
Helen continues: “MS Walk is fun for the whole family. They can walk or wheel one of three picturesque London routes on Sunday September 24.
“Last year, Paralympic swimmer and MS Society Ambassador, Stephanie Millward, walked with us. Stephanie lives with MS, and wasn’t sure about taking part.”
MS Walk ‘believe you can’
Stephanie was made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She explains: “When I was asked to attend the MS Walk, I thought ‘Me? Can I do a five, 10 or 20 kilometre walk? No chance. I would never be able to do that.’ But then I thought ‘yes – you can do anything if you believe you can’.”
If you feel inspired to join in the fun and help the MS Society turn the streets of London orange this September, register now.
And don’t forget to sign up by Wednesday to take advantage of the special offer to gain a 20% discount!
To register go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ms-walk-2017-registration-34660345025 and use the code MSW20 to get the 20% discount.
After signing up, all participants will receive:
- An MS Society orange t-shirt
- An event day pack with detailed maps and information
- An invitation to a fantastic post-event celebration in Battersea Park
- Lots of tips and advice from the MS Society team to help them raise as much as they can
- Support on the day from MS Society staff and volunteers
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50shadesofsun.com is the personal website of Ian Franks, a Features Writer with Medical News Today. He enjoyed a successful career as a journalist, from reporter to editor in the print media. He gained a Journalist of the Year award in his native UK. Ian received a diagnosis of MS in 2002 and now lives in the south of Spain. He uses a wheelchair and advocates on mobility and accessibility issues.