Local MS Society hits fund raising target with successful Tesco event

Successful MS event SUS-160112-093111001
Successful MS event SUS-160112-093111001

Volunteers from Hastings and Rother MS Society succeeded in breaking the £2,000 fund raising barrier for the year when they held an awareness event at Tesco, Ravenside on Friday November 25.

Frank Matthews, who is leading the awareness campaign, has praised Tesco for their support.

Frank used to be a manager at the Ravenside store and founded the Tesco Retirement Association for the area before he was diagnosed with MS.

He said: “We raised 315.07 on Friday making the total for the year £2006.48, which is a good result. We would like to thank everyone who came along to support us.

He added: “There are over 500 people in Hastings and Rother who are currently living with MS.

“It can affect anyone at any age and people have different symptoms. Some of our members are young mothers.

“The support is great for MS and awareness is priceless. Tesco have really helped us.”

Costa generously supplied coffee for the event.

The Hastings branch of the MS Society was started in 1958. Activities were widened to include the Rother area.

The Branch is run by an active committee, most of whom have MS.

They always welcome any additional help either as volunteers or committee members.

The branch holds social events and supportive activities and meet for a regular ‘Big Breakfast’ at the Azur in St Leonards.

They also have regular Friday yoga sessions at West St Leonards Community Centre, Bexhill Road.

For more information about the local branch and its activities visit www.mssociety.org.uk.

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