Happy New Year from the fundraising team at MS-UK! And what a brilliant subject to write our first blog post of 2017 on, our Winter Draw. This year with your help the Winter Draw raised £3,696! Your Winter Draw entries looked a little like snow in our ticket container, and as we drew out the names of the winners there was certainly a similar feeling to the excitement of a white Christmas! To be able to give some great prizes back to our festive fundraisers who took part in the draw was an amazing feeling! So, without further ado, I’d like to announce some of our lucky winners!
Combined with everything you did for our Festive Frolic campaign you all raised over £6,000 for MS-UK!
We would like to say thank you to everyone that took part. Whether you bought a Winter Draw ticket, held a Festive Frolic for your friends and family or organised a bag packing event at your local supermarket, you helped raise vital funds to keep our services running! If you want to find out more or have an amazing idea for a fundraiser in 2017, please get in touch with me by phone on 01206 226 500 or by email! We are very much looking forward to 2017! Nick Nicholas Adams, Fundraising Assistant
With so many creative ideas coming from our supporters it was about time I got involved with a Festive Frolic of my own!
So, when one of my best friends Lucy offered to hand-make some Christmas cards and sell them on behalf of MS-UK it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some friends together.
The evening started early at 7 pm and friends and neighbours dropped by to buy cards and Winter Draw tickets and have a glass of fizz. By the end of the night all of the cards were sold and a few of us stayed on for a good old natter and to finish up the Prosecco.
It was a great excuse to get friends together, meet new people and raise money for MS-UK at the same time!
So with that in mind, it’s not too late to organise a Festive Frolic of your own! If you don’t fancy hosting your own party you could make a donation and wear a festive jumper or woolly hat to work?
Or you could have a family and friends minced pie bake off! All donations from pie sales to MS-UK!
So my advice to you is don your Santa hats, get your reindeer jumpers on and bake some mince pies and hold a festive get together all in aid of a great cause!
To join in with the fun, just visit www.ms-uk.org/festivefrolic today!
Head of Fundraising, MS-UK
It’s that time of year again when we launch our Winter Draw and this year is even better than ever before!
There are some fantastic prizes to be won with first prize being £1000 cash, second prize an iPad Air 2 and then five runners up prizes of £50 M&S vouchers!
To be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes just in time for Christmas all you have to do is buy your tickets online. Tickets only cost £1 and you can buy as many as you like! The more times you enter the higher the chance of you winning!
I would also be hugely grateful to anyone that can sell or help place our Winter Draw tickets in their work place, local pubs, shops or social clubs. If you are interested all you have to do is send your counterfoils with your money to ‘FREEPOST MS-UK’ which saves you the hassle of collecting the brought tickets. If you would like to do this then please contact me and I will get some booklets sent out to you.
Please do remember to get permission from the manager of any venues first before leaving them on a counter!
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Community and Events Fundraiser
So, the latest issue of New Pathways has now landed, and it is an exciting one!
We have stories from Rio Paralympic Gold medallists Stephanie Millward and Kadeena Cox, a bumper section of news and research from ECTRIMS, plus articles all about pain management, an interview with Billy Talent drummer Aaron and sailing challenges in Turkey!
Our digital edition is also packed with videos and interactive content too – for a sneak peak, check out this video of Sardines Dance Collective performing at MS Life!
You can read the magazine instantly on your phone or tablet just by downloading the My MS-UK app, or subscribe for the paper or audio version via the MS-UK website.
However you read New Pathways, do send us your feedback and suggestions, and don’t forget to send your letters in too!
Don’t miss out on your chance to win the top prize of £1000 from the MS-UK Winter Draw! It’s easy to get your tickets and you could be getting a call on Christmas Eve – what a fantastic start to your Christmas celebrations.
Just follow these easy steps:
1. Click here to buy your tickets
2. Click continue and pay for your tickets via PayPal
3. You will receive a confirmation email with your draw ticket numbers
4. You are now entered in the Winter Draw
Don’t forget, we have some fabulous runner up prizes as well! Lots of chances to win!!
You can also buy tickets by calling me on 01206 226500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Will you be a winner??
Be in with a chance of winning an amazing goody bag; just follow these quick and easy steps:
1. Go to our Winter Draw page and buy as many tickets as you wish, the more you get the more chance of winning
2. You will be entered into the prize draw to win a MS-UK goody bag, which will include some awesome bear ears, a cuddly Myles, a wristband and many more fantastic items.
3. You will also be entered into the main draw to win £1000
To win a goody bag buy some Winter Draw tickets here, deadline is tonight at midnight for the goody bag so don’t miss out on this fantastic prize giveaway.