Summer is usually the busiest and most exciting time of year for our fundraising team at MS-UK. We’d be heading to the biggest charity sporting events in London to cheer our wonderful fundraisers on with plenty of encouragement and love. Unfortunately as for all of us, this summer is very different. Sadly all of our fundraising events have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we have lots most of our fundraising income.
One of our favourite events is RideLondon which is the world’s biggest 100-mile cycling event between London and Surrey every August. We’re usually stood proudly along the route near the finishing line at The Mall with a crew of brilliant volunteers waiting eagerly for our riders and making plenty of noise when we spot our fundraisers, affectionately known as our TeamPurple family.
Sadly the event has been cancelled this year but the organisers have arranged a really exciting virtual event in its place, which is happening over the weekend of 15 and 16 August and anyone and everyone can take part!. You can join in in own way, with your own set of wheels. With distances from 1km to 100 miles, you set your own pace on a bike, in a wheelchair, on a scooter, skateboard or even a unicycle!
So here’s your opportunity to get active this summer, have some “wheely” good fun with your friends and family and be part of something special to help MS-UK support more people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
All you need to do is pick your distance and wheels and head to https://myridelondon.co.uk/ and sign up today. All fundraisers will receive an exclusive medal from MS-UK.
We are predicting a loss in income of £360,000 as a direct result of the pandemic but we are determined to come through the other side as a robust charity. We’re hoping to be able to support more people living with MS by adapting our services e.g. hosting national exercise classes and social groups via social media and online technology. We need your help to achieve this and together we can make such a positive difference for the MS community now and in the future.
I really hope you are keen to take part. Please do contact me (email@example.com) for more details.
We can’t wait for you to join our TeamPurple family in the biggest event on wheels this summer.