Why The MS Society
This charity is very close to our hearts here in the BOTG organising team so we thought what a great way to try and make a difference.
We have raised over £10,000 for charity’s in previous years at BOTG and we thought it would be lovely to give another charity that means a lot to us, an opportunity to benefit from the wonderful people that attend our event and dig deep every year to raise a lot of money.
Here are some fast facts about MS and the society and please take a look at the website to learn more about it: www.mssociety.org.uk
More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis, and many hundreds of thousands more have a friend or family member with the condition. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of life with MS. In fact 2 million are affected.
MS attacks at random and many of the symptoms are invisible to others. Symptoms usually start in your 20s or 30s and diagnosis can be scary and heartbreaking. MS can get steadily worse, or remain unpredictable throughout your life – one day you can be fine, the next you might lose your sight or be unable to move.
The MS Society is a community of people that pool their experience, expertise and voices to drive change and help people live more positively with MS. By coming together, we can provide care, share support, collectively campaign and commission life-changing research – all of which help us face the future with more confidence.
We believe in a future where we can stop MS in its tracks by:
- Getting more research funded, more quickly, to make the greatest difference to the lives of people with MS, and prevent it in the future.
- Ensuring people have access to treatments that can slow or stop the effects of MS.
- Ensuring every single person affected by MS – those just diagnosed, those who have lived with it for many years, their families and their carers – has the support and friendship they need to stay positive, stay strong, and stay in control of their condition.