Thursday 28th June 2018
Action MS Chief Executive, Ann Walker, visited Limavady High School today for a special Awards Presentation to thank the pupils for their tremendous efforts on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis.
Pupils took part in a Walk for MS on 5th June 2018 at Roe Valley Park and raised a fantastic total of £2,454.20 in aid of Action MS, Northern Ireland’s Multiple Sclerosis Charity.
In thanking the pupils Mrs Walker said:
“Thanks to the generosity and support of schools like Limavady High School the Walks for MS are at the core of Action MS support services. Action MS supports people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers in Northern Ireland. Limavady High School enjoyed their morning's walk and we are very grateful for their generous support.”
Mrs Walker went on to say:
“The Walks for MS first started 30 years ago and have directly helped Action MS develop its support from a listening ear service to include support for children and families living with multiple sclerosis, support for young people, free legal advice and Digital Inclusion.”
Action MS invites anyone who is living with MS, their families or carers to contact Moira Mclvor, who would be delighted to help, call (028) 907 907 07 or visit the Action MS website www.actionms.co.uk, for more information.
For information leaflets on the full range of support available please contact Action MS Headquarters, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH Tel 028907 907 07. Alternatively contact by email or visit www.actionms.co.uk
The Walks for MS are a great success. They have enabled Action MS to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis amongst our children and young people for the past 30 years. Multiple sclerosis is most likely to be diagnosed amongst women in their 20’s and 30’s. Northern Ireland has the second highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. Almost 4000 people have multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland.
Pictured along with Principal Mr Mornin and Head of Year Miss Morrison, is Year 10 pupil Nicole Averill, receiving a 'Thank You' from Mrs Walker of Action MS. Nicole raised the most money in her year group.