Here at MS-UK we are gearing up to attend in our first Santa Run! The event takes place at Victoria Park on 03 December. Our fantastic runners will be joining 4,000 other Santa’s completing a 5k or 10k distance by walking, running or jogging in a Santa suit. The event organisers are also holding a fancy dress competition so it will be interesting to see what other festive friends will be on the course!
Once our team members have collected their medals, they will be joining us for a mini festive picnic as a thank you from us. There will be other festive entertainment to enjoy after the event including carol singers and a Christmas market. Something for all the family to enjoy!
We have just a few places left for this cracker of an event, so email me today or give me a call on 01206 226500 to grab a place! It’s £25 to register, and £100.00 minimum sponsorship commitment. Children over the age of 8 can enter too for a £10 registration fee. You can run, jog, walk, wheel the course, and you can also bring the dog! The course is fully accessible so anyone can join our team!
Yule be sad to miss it!
Jenny Poulter, Events Fundraiser
Not to panic or anything, but Christmas is fast approaching – and we have a fantastic event that is for anyone who loves the festive time of year!
You can choose between a 5k or a 10k route, and you can wheel, walk, jog or run the race. You’ll get a free Santa outfit to make sure you look the part (although fancy dress is positively encouraged too, and there is a costume competition on the day!)
Need some inspiration? Check out the video!
Anyone over the age of eight can take part, and four-pawed friends are welcome. There is even a free children’s fun run at the start for the little ones. The event and course is wheelchair accessible. There is a £25 registration fee when you sign up for this event. For children, the registration fee is £10.
We would love you to be part of team MS-UK for the event! Visit the website today to register and help us make a difference this Christmas!
We ho-ho-hope to see you there!
Jenny Poulter, Events Fundraiser
In this guest blog Ann Rice tells of her and her husbands walk over the Queensferry Crossing bridge in aid of MS-UK…
On 03 September, my husband and I walked across the new Queensferry bridge over the river Forth. This was billed as ‘a lifetime opportunity’ as the bridge will carry cars and lorries and has no pedestrian walkway. There has been a huge public interest in Scotland, and a ballot was held for permission to walk the bridge. Only a quarter of the 200,000 applications was successful. We were among the lucky few.
This was very pleasing as we had walked the original Forth Road bridge when it opened in 1964. We were students in Sheffield and bet some friends (probably in the student bar) that we could hitchhike to the bridge faster than them. We won the bet, arriving at the bridge in the middle of the night. It was cold and sleeting. We then had to hitchhike back in the early hours of the morning.
Walking the new bridge was an opportunity to raise a little money for one of my favourite charities. Our youngest daughter has had MS for more than 20 years. After the initial shock at the diagnosis, she scoured the web for information. Among the gloom and doom she found the MS-UK website (which had a different name then). They offered hope, encouragement and lots of helpful information. This is vital for any long term illness.
It was a great experience, people with children, buggies, wheelchairs and everyone happy to have won the lottery to take part.
Best wishes to you all,