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Helen Proudlove

Riding and Running for the MS Society

Cycling from London to the Great North Run for Multiple Sclerosis Society because a cure for Multiple Sclerosis needs to be found

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Multiple Sclerosis Society

We are the MS Society. We are strong enough to stop MS together.

Charity Registration No. 1139257

Story

This September 40 of us will cycle over 300 miles from London to Newcastle over three days. On the fourth day we will be running the Great North Run. We're doing this in aid of the MS Society.

My Great-Grandmother Mabel Moate died of MS at the age of 38. She had 9 children, one of whom died in infancy. This left the eldest sister with the care of her younger siblings. My Great Uncle Albert also developed the disease in his 40s and was severly disabled by it, and my Great Aunt Violet developed it in her 60s. It has had a large effect on my family.

We will be cycling to York on the second day of the ride which is my families home turf.  At age 18 my grandmother cycled 10 miles to York, had half her teeth taken out and then cycled back home. She repeated the process a week later to have her remaining teeth removed. I may need to channel some of my grandmothers Yorkshire grit in order to complete this challenge.

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