As some of you may know my partner Stephanie is unfortunate enough to have to live with MS. She was diagnosed at the age of 14.
MS has a major effect on the whole family. Stephanie's MS is known as relapsing MS which means she can go long periods without a flare up, others have to live with the effect of MS all the time. Currently there is no cure for MS.
After the birth of our baby son Tighe in October 2016, Stephanie suffered a further relapse which is currently on-going.
In order to try and raise some awareness of MS and also to help support the search for a cure, myself and my colleagues on the Cygnus HUC project here in Aberdeen are holding a charity football competition. This is seeing great support and involvement from both AMEC Foster Wheeler and ENGIE colleagues. The charity competition is just a bit of fun and also helping to get a few of us back into shape while raising money for this great cause.
We haven't yet set an exact date but are trying to have the arrangements in place for the match in March 2017.
The charity we have chosen to support is the Anne Rowling Clinic based in Edinburgh.
The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic offers patients a supportive and welcoming space that merges clinical visits with state-of-the-art research. It undertakes patient-based clinical research and clinical trials into a number of neurodegenerative conditions including: multiple sclerosis; motor neurone disease; Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders; cognitive disorders and dementias; brain haemorrhage after stroke, Huntington's disease and fragile X syndrome. The research targets the discovery of treatments that will slow progression of neurodegenerative diseases, with the ultimate ambition of repairing damage.
Please take time to log onto the web address below for further details on the good work the Anne Rowling clinic do: