Sarah’s walk for MS support
A PORTISHEAD mum is hoping to raise thousands of pounds this weekend, for a multiple sclerosis centre that has supported her.
Sarah Boyce of Lower Down Road was diagnosed with relapse remit MS in 2010 and has since been receiving care from the Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis (BrAMS) Centre in Frenchay.
The centre not only supports people with the condition, but also carries out stem cell research and clinical trials in the quest to find a cure and new medication to help ease the suffering of MS patients.
Sarah, a Lloyds Bank customer service assistant, said: “BrAMS assigned an MS nurse to me before my condition was even confirmed and the support and advice I have received from her and the staff at the centre has proved invaluable.
“They have helped me through a very difficult time and I want to show my appreciation and give something back to help the good work they do.”
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The 41-year-old has organised a sponsored walk, barbecue and raffle to raise money for BrAMS. The walk, of about four-and-a-half miles, will take place around Portishead on Sunday.
Sarah added: “We already have well over 150 people joining in, including several wheelchair users. I’m hoping lots more will turn up on the day and support us.”
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The walk will start and finish at Portishead Football Club in Bristol Road. Participants can sign in at the club from 12noon, with the walk beginning at 1.30pm. The route will take in High Street, Cabstand, the Lake Grounds and the marina. Those taking part are asked to wear red or white tops and fancy dress is also encouraged.
At the clubhouse after the walk there will be more than 80 prizes up for grabs in a huge raffle and a tombola has also been organised to help raise funds.
To find out more call Sarah on 01275 842447 or donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Boyce1