James McMahon - 2024 London Marathon in support of the MS Trust
Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Trust (MS Trust)
I'll be running the London Marathon on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust and specifically for my uncle and closest friend Séan O'Connor, who has been a long-term sufferer of the disease.
Mutiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that causes damage to the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, which can ultimately lead to complete paralysis. It’s estimated that 130,000 people in the UK have MS.
Running the London Marathon on behalf of the MS Trust and Séan is the honour of a lifetime. In running the race, I'm hoping it will act as a symbol of thanks and love to our friends, family and the MS community who have supported my uncle over the last 4 decades.
The MS Trust is a UK charity which is here to help everyone make sense of MS. They are here for everyone affected by MS, from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their journey. They're here today, tomorrow and every day after that.
They receive no government or NHS funding. It's only thanks to the generosity of their supporters that they're able to continue their work.
Did you know:
£15 could pay for one of their information specialists to provide telephone support to a person with MS.
£100 could cover the cost to provide their Making Sense of MS guide to everybody diagnosed with MS in one week.
£411 could provide an MS specialist nurse with publications and factsheets to share with their patients for one year.
£1,765 could pay for a newly-appointed MS specialist nurse to receive foundation training in MS care, through the MS Trusts development module.
If you’re able to, any donations would be much appreciated. Thank you!