Blackwater College In Downpatrick Raises £3662.17 For Action MS

Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick has raised £3,662.17 in aid of Action MS through a charity walk.

[caption id="attachment_51746" align="alignleft" width="390"]BIC students receive certificates from Angela Hampton for their part in raising over £3600 for @ActionMS BIC students receive certificates from Angela Hampton for their part in raising over £3600 for @ActionMS[/caption]

Action MS school co-ordinator Angela Hampton visited Blackwater Integrated College, Downpatrick for a special awards presentation to thank the pupils for their tremendous efforts on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis.

150 pupils took part in a Walk for MS at Tollymore Forest Park on Wednesday 8 June 2014 and raised a fantastic total of £3,662.17 in aid of Action MS, Northern Ireland’s Multiple Sclerosis Charity.

In thanking the pupils Mrs Hampton said: “Thanks to the generosity and support of schools like Blackwater Integrated College the Walks for MS are at the core of Action MS support services. Action MS supports people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers in Northern Ireland. Blackwater Integrated College really enjoyed their morning’s walk and we are very grateful for their generous support.

“The Walks for MS first started 30 years ago and have directly helped Action MS develop its support from a listening ear service to include support for children and families living with multiple sclerosis, support for young people, free legal advice and Digital Inclusion.”

Action MS invites anyone who is living with MS, their families or carers to contact Sarah McKenna, who would be delighted to help, call (028) 907 907 07 or visit the Action MS website for more information:

Multiple Sclerosis is most likely to be diagnosed amongst women in their 20’s and 30’s. Northern Ireland has the second highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. Almost 4,000 people have multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland.