I met two lovely ladies today, fundraising for the MS Society in Tesco at Sleaford (Lincs.) They were from the Grantham and Sleaford MS Society. If anyone else is local, I have contact details if you’d like to pm me or can someone please link to them on this site - I assume its here somewhere? We had a good chat. I was in my wheelchair (makes supermarkets easier to be in!) and I explained where I am…still pretty much in limboland. It’s good to know I have local contacts that I can get in touch with if need be. I’m now the proud owner of a lovely orange bracelet Have you got in touch with your local group? Have you been involved in fundraising?
my local group don’t seem to have regular meetings but i lways get an invite to he summer meal and the christmas meal.
i go to these meals and it’s good to see familiar faces.
i attend the ms therapy centre in manchester (about 17 miles away) and again i enjoy meetking other people who are going through the same stuff as me.
i did the cake bake for the ms society and i also baked cakes for a fundraising barbecue at the ms therapy centre.
one benefit is that with so much practice my lemon drizzle traybake is getting really good!
Ooh…that sounds delicious, Carole Being in touch with others is so important, isn’t it. One of the ladies I met was empathising with the things I was telling her and said that her first MRI was clear, too. It didn’t surprise me but I wonder how often that happens. She is now using a motorised wheelchair and has just got an adapted car. I’m not thinking that I’ll go the same way but I am increasingly convinced that my problem is MS. So…I’ll keep talking to people while I await further investigation.
Did someone say ‘cake’ and ‘lemon drizzle’? Drooooooool xx I’m not up to fundraising yet, but when I’m more stable I will most definately. In the meantime I buy things from the site shop, ribbons, tee shirts…all helps xx
i’ve had to stop baking because although i don’t eat cake i always lick the spoon when i’ve finished a mix (it would be ever so rude not to).
my recent blood tests have shown high sugar levels and the only thing i can put that down to is licking the spoon.
got an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss this so hopefully it will turn out to be a false alarm and i can start baking again.
i could just stop spoon licking but it is a well established habit!!
I’m on the mailing list for my local branch of the MS society but so far I haven’t managed to get to any events - they are either midweek daytime while I’m at work, or on the one night a week I have a longstanding commitment.
I did some baking for Cake Break - first time in many years. I enjoy eating cakes but not baking them!
I must check out the shop…
I’ve just signed up for the ChallengeMS 20k London walk on 28th September with hubbie & sister.
If you’d like to help me raise money for the MS society, here’s the link to my just giving page; https://www.justgiving.com/Kath-Stacey/
Good luck, Kath! Hope you get lots of sponsors