Walk for MS raises £1,920.55

23 September 2016

IMG 2296 webAction MS CEO, Ann Walker, visited Cookstown 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 at Drum Manor For4est Park during the summer term and raised a fantastic total of £1,920.55 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 Cookstown 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.  Cookstown High School really enjoyed their morning’s walk and we are very grateful for their generous support.”

Mrs Walker went on to say:

“The Walks for MS 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 Sarah McKenna, who would be delighted to help, to call

(028) 907 907 07 or to 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: 028 907 907 07.  Alternatively contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website 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 20s and 30s.  Northern Ireland has the second highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world.  Almost 4,000 people have multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland.


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