Can you help the fightback against MS?
The Loch Ness Marathon is one of the highlights of the MS Society’s event calendar and it is calling on Highlanders to get involved in this year’s Monster event.
Stuart Rose was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the most disabling neurological condition, at just 15.
Despite the diagnosis and adjusting to treatments, Stuart got good exam grades, and now works at his old school as a learning support auxiliary.
Helping others is in his nature, so despite his MS, Stuart ran both the Inverness Half Marathon and Loch Ness Marathon in 2011. He set up a Just Giving page and used twitter and social media to let people know about his amazing journey and raise funds.
Since running the events in 2011, and the Inverness Half Marathon this year, Stuart has now raised a whopping £7,500!
Can you follow in Stuart’s footsteps to help the fightback against MS?
Support for children and young people
‘Just to know CHAS is there for us is amazing…’
– a parent using CHAS services
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, Alexandria. The hospices are available to families across Scotland. CHAS also provides a home care service called CHAS at Home where staff visit local families in and around the Highlands to offer nursing care for their child, as well as emotional support and practical help. The team supports families all across Scotland and travelled nearly 30,000 miles across the country last year, reaching over 90 families in 12 months.
Although these care services are free to families, it costs CHAS over £21,000 to run each day. CHAS cannot support children, young people and their families across Scotland without your help. Visit the CHAS website www.chas.org.uk – Scottish Charity Number SC 019724.
Get active to beat MS!
Run in the Loch Ness Marathon 2012
Sunday 30 September 2012 Inverness
Whatever your experience or reason, we will support your fundraising to make a difference for the 100,000 people living with MS in the UK.
Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registered charity nos 1139257/SC041990.
Registered as a limited company in England and Wales 07451571.