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02 February 2018
Group of Snowdon climbers in the rain

When Anna was told that she might have MS, she wanted to focus her energies on something positive and decided to climb the highest mountain in Wales.

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02 May 2017
Maureen

Maureen has supported the MS Trust for many years, having lived with MS for over 40 years herself. Last autumn, she decided to do a skydive – aged 72 – to fundraise for the MS Trust and she has also left a legacy gift to us in her will

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07 November 2016
Penman family

Melissa tells us about her family's involvement with Tae Kwon-Do and why they are holding a sponsored kick to support the MS Trust.

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27 October 2016
Ghostly Halloween Nissan Cube

Melissa tells us why she and her husband travelled 118 miles around Kent in a Nissan Cube, dressed in Halloween costumes.

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27 April 2016
Hayley Budge Orkney

Hayley Budge from Orkney tells us about her winning Tulip necklace design, which has inspired a jewellery collection that is on sale now to raise funds for the MS Trust.

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22 December 2015
Dolphin in Atlantic Ocean

72 hours and 160 nautical miles into the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge and the Atlantic Lions share with us their first blog from the Atlantic Ocean. 

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20 December 2015
Atlantic Lions at the start of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

Watch this fantastic footage from the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge start line featuring the Atlantic Lions who are rowing for the MS Trust. 

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18 August 2015
Two of the Atlantic Lions sitting on the boat at sunset

This weekend had long been in our diaries as the first ‘proper outing’. We have been out as a crew together on the river, but never more than a couple of hours at a time and although Matt and Charlie had already spent a night on the boat, that was well within the protection of Christchurch harbour!

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29 July 2015

Congratulations to MS Trust fundraising superstar Kenny Smith! Over the last 12 years, through countless marathons, treks and bike rides, Kenny has raised over £30,000 for the MS Trust. Five years ago he dreamed up the annual MS Circuit Challenge at Goodwood, which this year is on course to raise over £15,000. And last weekend he and a crew of dedicated friends pedalled over 23 miles in a Robin Reliant and raised another £1000! Below Kenny tells about the day.

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25 June 2015

Five colleagues from Virtual PA Services in Colchester took on the Gladi8tor challenge, an 8 mile obstacle race through Thetford Forest, and raised more than £3,000 to help people with MS.

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25 June 2015

Jennifer Cooper's Rainbow group raised £180 by holding a sponsored obstacle race as part of our Reindeer Rally campaign.

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23 June 2015
Illustration of woman dancing in the rain

Christine Moran found that writing poetry helped her come to terms with her MS diagnosis. She's recently had a book of poems published and is donating all the profits to the MS Trust.

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26 November 2014
Ed and friends

In October 2014, Ed Bracken ran the Hong Kong Moontrekker with three friends and raised nearly £4,000 for the MS Trust.

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16 May 2014

Karen Walker took part in a skydive for the MS Trust in December last year along with a group of her friends who all have MS. Here she tells us how they went from meeting on an MS course in Sheffield to climbing 13,000ft together in a light aircraft!

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