Events for World MS Day in Ireland are well under way, as MS Ireland focuses on four different areas. In their own words:
“Like the previous two years, MS Ireland has lots of activities and events planned that focus on the challenges faced by MS but also the many services and supports available. This year we are focusing on four activities:
Supporting the global movement and their theme of employment. Sign the petition and raise awareness of your employment issues with relevant stakeholders
The launch of the MS Living series – a range of information sheets about various symptoms and life events relating to MS. These are practical guides to addressing issues and managing MS as effectively as possible

The launch of our partnership with the University of Limerick – this research partnership will help us increase the number and scope of research being done into various aspects of MS. Working with many of the academic schools – physiotherapy, nursing, engineering etc – we will develop projects that deepen our understanding of MS but also inform or create adequate interventions that benefit people with MS now”

They also have a new fundraising campaign “McVities Cookies that Care” which encourages people to get together with their friends and family to enjoy a lovely, old fashioned cup of tea and a biscuit and make a donation. Money raised will go to the MS Society’s regional services and the MS Care Centre, which is Ireland’s only respite and therapy centre for people with MS.

Make sure you go to their website at http://www.ms-society.ie/pages/world-ms-day to find out how you can get involved in all of their activities, and hear more about what is going on in your area.

An update from our comments box:
“County Cork, Ireland World MS Day
To celebrate World MS Day joins us at our Afternoon Tea Party on Wednesday 25th May at The Market Tavern, 9 Anglesea Street, Cork City,Ireland from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. All Welcome to attend for an afternoon of fun,music & light entertainment including a raffle. Proceeds raised are towards services and programmes for People with MS in the Southern Region. Event sponsored by The Market Tavern.

Special guest appearance by Derek & Mary Bourke of “Crystal Swing”
If you have any questions or queries about the day, please do not hesitate to contact us at 021 4300001″