Tandem Skydive for MS Research

Nadine Harris will do a Tandem Skydive on 24th April 2010:

‘…with a matter of months she went from a normal 22 year old to someone that couldn’t walk, speak or swallow and was left with not able to do anything for herselfso i’m doing this jump for her really.’

Nadine lives in the West Midlands near Wolverhampton and has come into contact with many people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during her working life. The sight of the progression of the devastating disease and destruction of the quality of life of a 22 year old in front of her was enough to help her decide to jump…

She chose MS Research charity and said:

The money I raise will go to ms research and I hope in years to come they will find some kind of cure for this atrocious disease.

Please give generously to Nadine Harris for her adventurous tamdem-skydive…visit Nadine’s JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – Nadine will raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate now.


Sponsor Jess Rickman for MS Research

MS Research has launched the £ 1Million 365 Appeal to sponsor a research day. It is a delight to get news of a fundraiser getting ready for an event. I got the idea to post a donation widget for the Stockholm Marathon. Jess Rickman is generous to MS Research charity, please sponsor Jess!

Here is part of the message that she sent from her Facebook group:

Subject: sponsor me!!!
hey guys, hope you’re all well and havin a good weekend,last sunday i went to Silverstone to do the half marathon that i did in just under 2 hours which im pretty happy with considering injuries. im fast approaching my full marathon-3 months may seem far away but it really doesnt feel like it for me. im just under half way towards my sponsorship target of £700, thanks to those people who have already donated. If you havent yet sponsored me please do-any money you could donate would spurn me on to train harder and drink less which i really need to do. it doesnt have to be a lot but it would make a big difference.please donate on my page at Justgiving

On Facebook add Justgiving as an apps, please add my page and share it with all your friends…http://www.justgiving.com/Jess-Rickman




BUPA Great Manchester 10k Run for MS Research

Can you imagine what it would be like if you could get fit, have a fantastic challenge and do some good as well?
Now you can by entering the BUPA Great Manchester 10k Run on 16th May 2010, and raise money for MS Research at the same time.
The BUPA Great Manchester 10k Run is Britain’s premier 10k event with 36,000 participants, live BBC TV coverage, celebrities, and a city centre start and finish. You could be part of the atmosphere and buzz of a tremendous event. If you still need to be convinced have a look at the Great Run website.
The charity MS Research funds practical research to help those with Multiple Sclerosis. MS affects young adults, sometimes children, and once diagnosed it will affect the rest of their lives. It is the sort of disease where many people struggle alone and quietly, but nerve damage can rob them of the ability to walk, eat and drink normally. At MS Research we want to help people regain control and independence, but we can only do this with your help.
If you would like to know more about MS Research and the work we do, go to www.ms-research.org.uk
So what are you waiting for?
You can do it! You really can get fit, have a fantastic challenge and do someone else some good as well!
Contact me, Rosemary Howell, for your place in the BUPA Great Manchester run on 16th May 2010.
Please help us continue our vital work. Share this with your friends and find us some dedicated runners ♥♫

E mail: development@ms-research.org.uk
Phone: 01745 710194
Website: www.ms-research.org.uk

I would love to hear from you!
Rosemary Howell

Reduced size of 365 Appeal Fundraising Pack

Great News! The designer dropped the reduced size MS Research 365 Appeal fundraising pack through my letter box!

Sam of Sam Grover Graphic Design now lives a few streets away. She just went for a walk and dropped a stick with the new 365 Appeal Fundraising Pack

It is now available on MS Research website. It is full of great ideas for the 365 campaign, sponsor MS research for a day! Our target is 1 million…We need people to help raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research on their own with their family or friends to get inspired and use Justgiving. It is very easy to be a fundraiser and create pages for events.

New 365 Appeal Fundraising Pack Online

top ideas for fundraising. Join our new fundraising campaign! This pack provides tons of inspirational ideas for fundraising close to home, outdoors or with a team, so you can help fund MS Research every day of the year!
“Sponsor MS research for a day” is looking for groups to raise £500, and for individuals to raise at least £250 each.

MS Research charity is raising £1 million to fund research particularly in to resolving some of the problems of symptoms currently difficult to treat like fatigue, incontinence, deteriorating mobility and intention tremor. The research on tremor will develop a means of suppressing unwanted movements and restore useful function. The results will make significant progress to improve treatment and the quality of life for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

MS Research charity is funding work to further the understanding of tremor, and to develop mechanisms to control arm movement with advanced orthotics and miniature robotics. This is a neglected area of disability, and one where few groups conduct research.
Please share the news…

MS Research Facebook Cause reaches 500 members

Wonderful news, MS Research charity cause on Facebook has reached 500 members, that is a crowd! Next is a guild for 1000 members…Just when I was posting a widget on our blog for Jon Onyon who will do the Sony Ericsson Run to the Beat 2010 on 26/09/2010. He has a page on Justgiving:

Myself and other members of ‘Team Wolfpack’ will be taking part in Run to the Beat 1/2 Marathon on 26th September 2010. Each team member will be selecting a charity to raise money for. I have selected MS Research (Multiple Sclerosis) whose primary aim is to restore to people with MS functions and capabilities lost because of MS by whatever means possible and to contribute to its eventual cure.

I have never taken part in a Marathon or half marathon before but I am very confident of a good time aiming between 1.30hrs-2.15hrs (apparently this is a high aim). If anyone does come to watch I will be the one with the Superman cape. Our Training begins end of May 2010 for 16 weeks including a training camp (well holiday to either Cuba or Mexico).

MS Research Facebook Cause

Well done we reached 375 supporters: we are a crew next is crowd for 500! Just when I got some news of a tandem-parachute fund raising skydive. It is Nadine Harris, a woman carer of a PwMS, doing this because: “The type of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) she had was one of the worse and with a matter of months she went from a normal 22 year old to someone that couldn’t walk ,speak or swallow and was left with not able to do anything for herself.”
Now that the good weather comes, let’s have some fundraising events