Over 100,000 people live with multiple sclerosis in the UK. It is a neurological condition for which there is currently no cure. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of living with MS day in, day out.
MS attacks at random and many of the symptoms are invisible to others. People are usually diagnosed in their 20s or 30s; news that can be scary and worrying. MS can get steadily worse, or remain unpredictable throughout your life – one day you can be fine, the next you might lose your ability to speak or be unable to move.
The MS Society is a UK charity fighting to improve treatment and care to help people with MS take control of their lives. They are asking for you to help this May, by holding a ‘Cake Break’ and raising vital funds to help them continue with their work.
Cake Break is the MS Society’s annual fundraising event; an ideal excuse for getting everyone together for a catch up and at the same time, knowing that you are helping the MS Society to be there for anyone that needs them. So why not get together with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy some cake and raise money for a great cause.
Last year, the MS Society raised over £285k thanks to people hosting Cake Breaks in their homes and communities across the UK. This year they want to raise more. The money goes to good use as they continue to beat MS with ongoing support to people with the condition, and funding world class MS research.
Romy, an intern at the MS Society says “Cake Break is such an important part of the MS Society’s fundraising calendar because anyone and everyone can join in and be part of making a difference to those people affected by MS. Whether you do it at home, at work or even at school, it’s such a great opportunity to celebrate the important things in life with the people that matter.” She adds, “We’ve had people hold their Cake Break in weird and wonderful places, one lady held her Cake Break on a barge last year!
Register now to host your own Cake Break and do your bit to stop MS.
Call us on 0845 481 1577 or go to cakebreak.org.uk/register and state you heard about Cake Break on Disability Horizons.
Or email us at email@example.com
If you are affected by MS and would like to speak to someone who understands, please call our MS helpline – 0808 800 8000
By MS Society