THE MS Society has launched a new mass participation fundraising event asking people to ‘Fancy Dress for MS’ to mark MS Awareness Week this April.
MS Awareness Week runs from 25 April – 1 May 2022 and is a time for everyone to come together and speak out about multiple sclerosis (MS). This year, the charity is encouraging people to get sponsored for dressing up on Friday 29 April to raise vital funds.
Whether you want to go big, go small, go in character or go themed, everyone across the UK – from schools to workplaces – are invited to get involved.
More than 130,000 people live with MS in the UK. MS damages nerves in your body and makes it harder to do everyday things, like walk, talk, eat and think. It can be relentless, painful and disabling.
Martin Mears, Head of Community and Events Fundraising at the MS Society, said:
“Multiple sclerosis is unpredictable and different for everyone, and MS Awareness Week is an important time for us to highlight the challenges people living with the condition face. We hope that Fancy Dress for MS will bring people together and offer some light-hearted fun that anyone can get involved in.
“The money raised will help us to continue our work supporting the 130,000 people living with MS in the UK, and fund life-changing research. We can see a future where nobody needs to worry about MS getting worse, and with your support, we will stop MS.”
Jessica Hole, 40, from Plymouth, lives with relapsing MS. She said:
“Living with MS is often really difficult and can feel isolating. One thing I try to do is live in the moment and enjoy the special moments I have with family and friends.
“Fancy Dress for MS is a great way for people to celebrate this strong and resilient community. I hope that it gets people talking about MS and raises lots of awareness.”
To donate to Fancy Dress for MS please visit their JustGiving page.
For more information on MS Awareness Week visit: www.mssociety.org.uk/msweek.