Ballinderry Primary pupils raise £3,304

Ballinderry Primary School pupils took part in a walk for MS which raised £3,304.58 in aid of Action MS.

Action MS School’s Project Officer, Noreen Kerr, visited the school recently, for a special awards presentation to thank the pupils for their tremendous efforts on their recent Walk for MS.

A total of 198 pupils joined the Walk for MS team at Lurgan Park, in June.

Altogether the pupils raised a fantastic total of £3,304.58 in aid of Action MS, Northern Ireland’s Multiple Sclerosis Charity.

Northern Ireland has the second highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, second only to Scotland. Action MS works all across Northern Ireland to support people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers.

In thanking the pupils Noreen said: “Thanks to the generosity, dedication and support of schools like Ballinderry Primary School, the Walks for MS are at the core of Action MS fundraising.

“Action MS supports people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers in Northern Ireland.

“Ballinderry Primary School really enjoyed their morning’s walk and we are very grateful for their generous support.

“The Walks for MS first started over 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 Action MS invites anyone who is living with MS, their families or carers to contact Moira McIvor who would be delighted to help, call (028) 907 907 07 or visit the Action MS website www.actionms.co.uk for more information.” For information leaflets on the full range of support contact Action MS Headquarters, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH Tel: 028 907 907 07. Alternatively, contact us by email: info@actionms.co.uk or visit our website.Almost 4,000 people have multiple sclerosis in NI.