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Why it's important for health professionals to fundraise

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Lucy Ruscoe

MS Nurse Lucy ran a marathon for the MS Trust to raise funds for the work we do to support healthcare professionals.

Here she tells us why she feels it's so important to give something back.

I’m Lucy Ruscoe a Clinical Nurse Specialist in MS working at the University Hospitals of the North Midlands and I ran the Potteries Marathon in Stoke-on-Trent to raise funds for the MS Trust. I wanted to thank the MS Trust for the ongoing education and support that they provide for healthcare professionals, and the excellent support and high quality resources that they have developed for people with MS.

As an MS nurse, the MS Trust has supported my clinical development by funding my place on their week-long development module when I first came into post. They have also funded my attendance at conferences to ensure that I receive the very best recent evidence and education, which I can apply to my practice to improve the quality of care for people with MS.

The MS Trust also provides study days, master classes and bursaries for educational development for nurses and therapists working with people with MS to allow. As an MS nurse I feel very valued by the MS Trust as they support the roles of healthcare professionals working with people with MS by campaigning and generating evidence about the importance of these roles.  

This was my first full marathon and I hope that if you also feel passionate about this charity and the superb work that they do, you too will consider raising funds in any way that you feel possible.