Posts Tagged ‘MS Trust’

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May)

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by morethan

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust want to shape a fair future, where everyone affected by MS can access the specialist care that works for them. This MS Awareness Week we at More Than Mobility and the MS Trust want to highlight these challenges.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and to date there is no cure.   It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else.

Over 100,000 people in the UK have MS which is about one in every 600 people.   It is nearly three times more common in women than in men and most people are diagnosed in their 20s or 30s but it can be diagnosed in older people.

This year BE BOLD IN BLUE!

Be Bold in Blue is such a fun and easy way to support the MS Trust during MS Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May 2016).  What you do is really up to you and can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.  Think about what you enjoy doing and how you can turn this into a Be Bold in Blue event or challenge.

Last year over 200 people signed up for Be Bold in Blue and raised over £20,000 to help support everyone affected by MS. Supporters raised money in lots of different ways including cake sales, dress blue days, raffles, tombola’s and dinner parties.

You can also visit the blue shop where you can buy many blue items such as wigs, tutus and wristbands to help you Be Bold in Blue. Finally when you social media about all the fun please remember to use the hashtag #‎beboldinblue.

If you sufferer from MS and need any specific mobility products do take a look at our More Than Mobility wide range of mobility products from mobility scooters, wheelchairs to daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Today Is World MS Day!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by morethan

Today (Wednesday 27th May 2015) is World MS Day and More Than Mobility have been long – time supporters of this awareness event. Since its inception in 2009, World MS Day is now in 78 countries worldwide and has hundreds of thousands of members and is growing every year.

World MS Day (#strongerthanMS) brings the worldwide multiple sclerosis community together to share experiences, raise awareness and provide help for the more than 2.3 million people around the world affected by multiple sclerosis.

World MS Day is the only global awareness raising campaign for MS. The campaign theme for 2015 is all around Access e.g. access to diagnosis, treatment and support; access to buildings, travel and leisure facilities; and access to education, training and employment.

Do take part if you can by doing one of the following:

  • Send a message – to a person or organisation that helps to make life easier for people with MS. Let them know how they help or inspire you.
  • Find events close to you - Use this map to find World MS Day events, whether they’re happening on your street or on the other side of the world.

For more information on MS in the UK do visit MS Trust at www.mstrust.org.uk

More Than Mobility would like help any customers suffering with multiple sclerosis to manage their condition.  We have awide range of mobility products suited to those with MS including toileting aids like grab bars and the Elevated toilet seat. We also have moving and handling products to help you move safely our Up-easy seat assist which helps getting out of chairs, and the Orca Bath Lift which lifts a person into the bath.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com