Friday, 25 April 2014

MS Awareness Week - 28th April to 4th May 2014

MS Awareness Week 2014 (28 April – 4 May)
There are several charities out there that support not only people who live with MS but their families and friends too. It can be practical help like helping with grants for essential equipment or it could help by just providing information for families, friends or employers to help them understand the complexities of the illness.
There are a couple of main charities that are the usual first port of call for people.....The MS Society and The MS Trust.
Both of these provide essential help every day throughout the year for anyone who is or has been affected by MS.
This year's awareness week is 28th April to 4th May and there will be lots going on all through that week to promote the public awareness and to raise vital funds for these charities.
Here is a campaign from The MS Trust, see if you can find a way to join in and help!

The MS Trust 21 Challenge – 21 ways in 21 days to raise funds and awareness and make a difference for everyone affected by MS. The campaign kicked off on Monday 14 April and leads up to MS Awareness Week.
No one experiences exactly the same MS symptoms and everyone has their own challenges and goals. So they’ve identified 21 simple ways everyone – people with MS, their friends, families and health professionals – can make a difference: from holding a Bold In Blue cake sale to spreading the word about MS Trust resources or riding a zipwire across the Tyne! To find out more visit

The MS Trust is 21 years old this year and they have been providing free, reliable information to everyone affected by MS in that time. They see the impact of this information every day: it can help someone find a way to manage their MS symptoms, stay in work, or help their children understand their condition. But it costs them £2,250 per week to fund this work.
So help them to help us, spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, why not use the hashtag #msweek so everyone can follow the campaign as it happens?
Follow them at or and keep an eye on for all the latest updates.

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