Richard Evans

Richard's Marathon for The MS Society

Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Society
£3,313
raised of £2,750 target
by 65 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
In 2021 over 300 runners will take on the world famous London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society. This is their team page.

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On Sunday 3rd October 2021 I will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the MS Society. I would be delighted if you could sponsor me to support their vital work funding world-leading research, sharing latest information and campaigning for everyone’s rights regarding Multiple Sclerosis.

I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis late 2012 following a number of neurological issues in previous years. With a young family and a recently acquired manufacturing company reliant on me it was a devastating blow. Fortunately, with the support of my family, friends, colleagues, the NHS and organisations including the MS Society and with a bit of luck, I am currently managing the battle with minimal personal impact. Hopefully this remains the case but if the MS Society can help find methods to further delay debilitating symptoms or even cure MS that won’t just be great for me but also for the over 130,000 people living with MS in the UK and over 2 Million worldwide.

I started running early in 2019 through Parkrun. To be honest I didn’t think I could do it. I thought that because of my MS my legs would buckle but they didn’t. But in the first few runs I did realise how unfit I was. Having persevered with it, I have come to enjoy it and am greatly looking forward to the London Marathon challenge, and who knows, perhaps getting a respectable time.

Thank you for reading my story and for your generosity.

Best wishes

Richard.


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About the campaign

In 2021 over 300 runners will take on the world famous London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society. This is their team page.

About the charity

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Over 150,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. We're here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,312.01
+ £877.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,312.01
Offline donations
£0.00

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