Today is the David ‘Teddy’ Thomas Champions lunch…

Hi everyone,

Today we’ll be celebrating at the David ‘Teddy’ Thomas Champions Lunch in London, an annual event organised to raise funds for MS-UK. Hosted by Louise Thomas, the event has raised over £300,000 for MS-UK over the years!

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Louise Thomas

This year will be particularly special, as we will be bestowing a ‘Friend of MS-UK’ award to Louise.

Louise’s journey with MS-UK actually began through her husband, late English cricketer David ‘Teddy’ Thomas. Diagnosed at the age of 29, David began supporting MS-UK and did so until he sadly passed away in 2012. Louise, his widow, has worked tirelessly over the years to make the David ‘Teddy’ Thomas Champions Lunch an annual success ever since.

Louise will be among just five people recognised as Friends of MS-UK in 2016. Congratulations Louise, and here’s to another great lunch!

Best wishes,

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Tracy Wellsted

Head of Fundraising

P.S. You can read all about Friends of MS-UK and the inspiring individuals who have received this award in our latest issue of New Pathways magazine. Subscribe online, or search for My MS-UK in your app store to start reading today.

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Our 100th issue of New Pathways is out now!

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We can’t quite believe it, but we are celebrating our 100th issue of New Pathways!

That’s right…100 issues of our magazine have been lovingly written, edited and published for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

Of course, this issue is packed full of all the latest MS news plus our usual features such as Cook’s Report and we catch up with Stephanie Millward post-Rio.

You can read about the history of New Pathways right from the beginning in an exclusive article from founding editor Judy Graham, and discover how it all started 16 years ago.

Don’t forget, you can subscribe online to receive the magazine, or just search for ‘My MS-UK’ in your app store to start reading the digital version right away.

Best wishes,

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Amy Woolf

CEO

 

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Thank you for supporting us on #GivingTuesday!

Hi everyone,

Well, yesterday was great! We greeted commuters with a smile at our local train station, and then headed to our local Waitrose to help shoppers pack their bags. Doing good stuff is a lot of fun!

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A massive thank you to everyone who supported MS-UK on #GivingTuesday – we had an amazing time out and about in our local community, but also on our Facebook page and on our Twitter page, engaging with other charities and spreading a positive message.

20161129_103303We are proud to have been featured on the #GivingTuesday website too, so a big thank you to the national campaign for making yesterday so memorable!

Of course, you can still donate to MS-UK on the Virgin Money Giving website.

Thank you again!

Now, we better get planning for 2017!

Best wishes,

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Tracy Wellsted

Head of Fundraising

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today is a national day of doing good stuff, known as Giving Tuesday, and MS-UK is out and about in our local community to celebrate!20161129_091422.jpg

This morning we greeted commuters at Colchester North train station, and this afternoon we’re at our local Waitrose store (St Andrews Avenue) helping shoppers pack their bags – so come say hello!

You can make a difference this #GivingTuesday by making a donation to MS-UK. 

Thank you!

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One day to go until #GivingTuesday!

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#GivingTuesday is happening tomorrow and we are so excited! We’ll be out and about in our local community ‘doing good stuff’, and we can’t wait.

If you haven’t been able to organise anything for the day by doing good stuff then don’t’ worry – why not make a donation on our #GivingTuesday page?

By donating to MS-UK, you’ll be helping us continue our vital work supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis. And there’s a little something in return for you…

  • Donate £5 and we’ll give you a shout out on Twitter
  • Donate £10, and you can grab a MS-UK trolley key ring or a MS-UK badge
  • Donate £20, and we’ll send you a MS-UK cotton t-shirt
  • Donate £50 and you will receive a very special limited edition MS-UK goody bag!

Don’t forget to tweet us with your #GivingTuesday pictures too, or share them on Facebook so we can see what you’re up to!

Thank you for all your support,

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Tracy Wellsted

Head of Fundraising

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Black Friday is upon us!

Black Friday is upon us and I am sure you will make some mega savings! Maybe you will find a toaster for half price in one of your favourite high street shops, or perhaps you’ll find your favourite game on offer for a fraction of the price!social-posts-v3_recovering-v1

But what to do with all the savings?!

Of course we’re going to say, why not donate your #GivingTuesday mega savings to MS-UK!

You can also tweet us your pictures of you ‘doing good stuff’ at @MSUK6 (although keep these for 29 November as we want the hashtag trending on the day!)

No matter what it is, we want you to do a good thing by supporting MS-UK for #GivingTuesday!

Good luck, and hope you bag a bargain!

Nick

Nicholas Adams

Fundraising Assistant

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Halloween, baked beans and much more…

Last month we held our Halloween cyclathon, and it was amazing! A massive thank you to everyone who came along to Josephs Court in Essex and contributed to the day!

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You can now view the photos from the day on our Facebook page!

 

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