Anyone who lives in Berkshire or who knows someone with MS who lives in the Reading/Wokingham area might wish to know that my friend John Ellis will be running the New York Marathon on Sunday 3 November to raise funds for our branch of the MS Society.
I am a support volunteer for the Reading, Wokingham & Districts Branch and we offer support to those affected by MS in a variety of ways. We also contribute to research commissioned by the national MS Society.
Run entirely by volunteers (which means all money raised goes direct to those affected by MS) the branch needs to raise around £75,000 a year – and this year our two major fundraising events were very badly affected by the terrible weather we had in the spring. So we are looking at new sources of funding and are delighted that John has offered to help.
We have raised £310 so far and would like to raise £1000 so do please pass on to anyone you think might wish to make a donation. John’s sponsorship page is here http://www.sponsorme.co.uk/johnellis/the-ing-new-york-city-marathon-2013.aspx
MS Society Support Volunteer