£14,500 raised for MS Society

DONATION: members of the Buxton and Glossop Friends Fighting MS group handed over a cheque for �14,500 to the MS Society. Photo contributed.
DONATION: members of the Buxton and Glossop Friends Fighting MS group handed over a cheque for �14,500 to the MS Society. Photo contributed.

A FUNDRAISING group set up in July 2009 after a family member was diagnosed with MS has just handed over a cheque to a charity fighting the disease for £14,500.

Buxton and Glossop Friends Fighting MS, a family-run charity fundraising group, was formed after Tim Barnett was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK.

“It came as a huge shock to everyone and I then had to spend a long time readjusting to life with MS, although there were now some answers to why I had been experiencing certain symptoms over the preceding months and even years,” explained Tim.

Since the group was formed they have staged numerous events throughout the High Peak area and in North Wales in aid of the MS Society.

Their original target was £10,000 but they recently passed the milestone of having raised over £14,000.

They were able to present a cheque for £14,500 to the MS Society which will be used towards a particular research project area.

The fund-raising is set to continue, and they already have many events in the pipeline stretching well into next year.

To find out more about the group visit www.bgffms.blogspot.com .