We are full of “O” fever here at the MS Trust and it has got us all thinking about our fundraising goals for the next year. I am certainly thinking it’s time for me to take on a new challenge – my last big one was climbing Kilimanjaro in 2008 and that was certainly the biggest and best achievement of my life to date.
Whilst being a relatively keen walker [possibly more of a plodder!], I haven’t run or cycled for at least 25 years so I’m beginning to think this time I need to try something completely different! Should I start off small and sign up to the Santa Run in December or should I plan something bigger like the 3 Cities Cycle Ride, from London to Amsterdam and on to Brussels.
Whether Bradley Wiggins has motivated you to dust off your bike in the garage or Jessica Ennis’ abs have enthused you to take up running again, why not put your new found motivation to good use? By signing up for an MS Trust event and choosing to help support our work, you will have even more reason to reach your goals. Cycling, running or trekking; whatever you choose to do, being part of the Team MS Trust means you’ll have access to all the support you’ll need – and you’ll have the chance to meet like minded people who will help to inspire you even more!
More of an armchair athlete? There’s still plenty you can do to get involved and support the MS Trust. It’s not too late to hold an “O” themed quiz night, or run a quick sweepstake on the medal tallies, you can even support the MS Trust simply by doing your shopping online – meaning you can spend even more time watching the sport. And in between events, you have the perfect opportunity to start planning your own fundraising ideas. How about a dress down day at work, where everyone has to wear something which represents another country, or a dinner party, where everyone brings a dish representing a participating country?
Whatever you choose to do, have fun and enjoy the rest of the coverage. I would like to add a big congratulations to Alistair Brownlee for winning gold and Brother Jonathan Brownlee securing bronze in the “O” Triathlon – hopefully this will inspire people to take up triathlons [this is definitely not on my horizon any time soon!].
P.S. Roll on the 29th August – 9th September – I for one, can’t wait!