Thursday, 31 January 2013

Runner's aim to raise £5,000 for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre

Silverstone Half Marathon in aid of 
Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre

Over 12 months from August 2012 I aim to raise £5,000 for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre. My Mum suffers from MS and I have seen firsthand how the work of the Centre has benefitted her recovery after every relapse and helps her through the physical challenges she faces every day.

The Centre is a self-help, non-profit organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by multiple sclerosis, their families, friends and carers, by encouraging a positive attitude. They provide therapies (including Oxygen, reflexology, and physiotherapy), information, counseling and practical support. A charity run by people affected by MS, for people affected by MS. It costs over £80,000 a year to run the Centre, and as no government assistance is received, their motto "Self-help is our way of action" is very appropriate.

The first part of my fundraising was an event; a 3-legged football tournament on 8th September 2012 held at Paprika Watermead restaurant in Leicester. A massive £1,414 was raised as a result, there are some photos on

The second part of the fundraising involves me running the Silverstone Half Marathon on 3rd March 2013 so please give generously as this is a great personal challenge for me, I am certainly not a natural runner and your kind donations will help through all the training miles! Would love for you to come and cheer me on on the day but please dig deep and donate today at

Thank you :)


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