Fundraising

Why Support MS Research?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that doesn’t give those with the disease a day off. MS affects young adults and sometimes children. It is the most common cause of disability in young people and once diagnosed will affect the rest of a person’s life. This means an adult life-time of battling against symptoms like muscle weakness often with loss of mobility, fatigue, tremor, bladder and bowel problems, sensory problems, difficulty walking and visual impairment. MS affects one person in 100,000.

To understand the disease and search for solutions research needs to be equally relentless. With effective research we can solve problems, deliver better treatments or contribute to finding the information we need for a cure.

MS Research Treatment & Education is funded entirely by donations and every penny raised goes toward “looking forward to seeing the back of MS”

How You Can Help

Looking for a challenge?

Join one of the many exciting trekking or parachute challenges, running and cycling events or other adrenaline fueled opportunities and raise money for MS Research while you do it! MS Research currently sponsor a range of events throughout the year and will help you in your fundraising efforts every step of the way.

Already this year some of our volunteers have taken part in the following events:

The Liverpool Half Marathon, The London Marathon, The Lichfield Half Marathon, The Super Hero Run, a Yogathon, a 125 Mile Kayak Race and a Ben Nevis climb!

Events still to come include:

The Great Midlands Fun Run, The Lake District 5 in 5, The Three Peaks Challenge, The London 10k, a tandem sky dive, The Bristol Half Marathon, The BUPA Great Birmingham Run, a 150 mile recumbent tricycle ride and a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro.

MS Research have joined forces with Do it For Charity the charity branch of Skyline Events to offer you a range of amazing opportunities just visit doitforcharity and see what takes you fancy.

Our newest charity partner is Run for Charity.com a website specialising in matching runners and cyclists with races and charities. Just visit Run for Charity or Cycle for Charity to access a nationwide calendar of races and you to could be running or cycling for research and helping us raise valuable funds.

If you already have an event in mind and have secured your entry to it just fill in an Event Notification Form, with the necessary details and send it back to us. You can go straight to the Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving websites and set up an online donation page or download our sponsorship form, and start getting those all important sponsors!

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Do it your way – contact us if you need any help.

Abi Wiltshire
MS Research Treatment and Education
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 2QQ

0117 958 6986

abi.wiltshire@ms-research.org.uk

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