Proud Sponsors of the MS Society (UK)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It is estimated that over 100,000 people in the UK suffer with the condition.
The MS Society is a community of people living with MS, as well as scientists, campaigners, volunteers, and fundraisers working together to fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information for sufferers.
Through this sponsorship, Allfresch pledge to support the MS Society and the ground-breaking work it does.
“Allfresch and its team are committed to supporting the MS Society, it is an amazing charity helping thousands of people with MS to control and improve their condition” said Andrew Sperling. Managing Director at Allfresch Group. “Through personal reasons I have been drawn towards the MS society and collectively will be doing our utmost to help raise whatever we can in the coming years to make our contribution to all of the amazing work done by the MS Society and its team.”
The MS Society have just publicly launched the ‘Stop MS’ campaign, their biggest fundraising appeal ever. The appeal aims to raise £100 million over a ten-year period to accelerate new research and stop MS. During a 12-week period the MS Society will be running a major advertising campaign, featuring six people living with MS and their families. It includes a TV advert featuring people with MS singing a version of “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. You’ll be able to see the advert on Channel 4, Dave, Drama and 4Seven. You’ll also see the Appeal in newspapers, on billboards and online.
Allfresch are delighted to be supporting the MS Society with the public phase of their Stop MS appeal to transform MS research.
By 2025, the MS Society are aiming to be in the final stages of testing treatments for everyone with MS and believe £100 million could create a future where no one has to worry about their MS getting worse. But they can’t do it without the support of the public.
“Over the past 20 years MS research has led to major advances in treatment development. We’re in a unique position now to build on that success. We believe we can stop MS,” said Professor Jeremy Chataway. “Leading scientists agree MS could be stopped, with treatments for everyone in late stage trials by 2025. This revelation follows a series of scientific discoveries. These have led research leaders to believe treatments that stop disability progression are within our grasp.”
Get Involved & Support the MS Society UK
If you’d like to get involved in Stop MS campaign and support the work on the MS Society, there are a number of things that you can do. The MS Society hold events and have fundraising ideas to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking for a physical challenge, a cake recipe or a social occasion, every penny you raise helps stop MS.
The MS Society are also always on the look out for volunteers, whether that’s driving minibuses, running support groups, raising money, managing social media accounts, volunteering for the MS Helpline or writing newsletters. Find out more about volunteering opportunities here.
To find out more about the work of the MS Society and how you can get involved visit their website here: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/.