MSU is pround to announce our Charity Partner for 2020/21.
Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU) host fundraising activities throughout the year for their chosen charity partner. Each year MSU Senate votes for a Charity to support and this year it is The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland (MS Ireland), who provide information, vital services and support to the MS community. Please help us raise as much as possible for this very worthwhile charity.
Bukky Adebowale, VP Student Life of MSU said; “It is a great privilege and opportunity to be able to fundraise on behalf of MS Ireland. With the current pandemic, our fundraising activities will have to adapt but Maynooth students have always supported our charity partners in the past we are sure they do the same this academic year. We look forward to students and staff coming together as one to raise money and awareness for this deserving charity. I'm so excited to gets this underway.”
Catriona Hughes, Fundraising Manager of MS Ireland said of the partnership; “MS Ireland are absolutely delighted to be selected as charity partners for MSU for the coming year, and it was an honour to be chosen by MSU’s very own students. This year has been a difficult one for everyone, and we may face challenges in the weeks and months ahead, to have the support of such vibrant and dynamic third level institution behind us is a very welcome boost to everyone at MS Ireland. We look forward to working with the students at MSU and partnering with them on several exciting events they have planned in the year ahead.”
You can donate at any time on our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/msu-charity-fundraising-for-ms-ireland
Multiple Sclerosis - meaning ‘many scars’- the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. It affects the motor, sensory and cognitive functioning of the body and is usually diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age. The impact of MS on individuals, their families and the community can undermine the resilience that is needed for individuals to remain purposeful and in control of their lives. Three times more women than men are diagnosed with MS. There is no cause or cure.
Among other services, MS Ireland uses the funds raised to provide vital services that reduce the impact of MS including physiotherapy, general support services, and newly diagnosed seminars.
About MS Ireland
MS Ireland is the national organisation providing information, vital services and support to the MS community. We provide a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level. Services include; Regional Community Worker programmes for one-to-one support; physiotherapy; symptom management courses; newly diagnosed sessions and the MS Information Line, one of the first services used in the time leading up to or following a diagnosis. We also provide the only national respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland.
More than two-thirds of the 9,000 people living with MS in Ireland access these resources. All those affected by the condition rely on MS Ireland to advocate on their behalf on any issues which will impact their quality of life.
Members of the public with any queries relating to MS are invited to call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233. Open Monday- Friday 10am- 2pm. Calls are strictly confidential.
For more information contact Thomas McCarthy at MS Ireland on Thomasm@ms-society.ie or (01) 678 1604.
For more on Multiple Sclerosis visit www.ms-society.ie
Please note: members of the public with any queries relating to MS are invited to call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233 which is available Monday- Friday 10am- 5pm. All calls are strictly confidential.