The MS Support Centre’s new Community Fundraiser has hit the ground running by organising her first event to raise money for the Saltney-based Centre.
Angela is a graduate of the University of Chester and has been appointed by the Centre thanks to a Time to Shine internship.
“Raising money for charity is something that I have always been passionate about and I really enjoyed organising a Dodgeball Tournament as part of my Events Management degree” explained Angela. “I’m really enjoying working at the MS Support Centre, every day is different and it is great to know that I’m helping such a worthwhile cause.”
The Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Sunday 23rd February at Airbus Sports Hall, with the first match taking place at 11.30am. Ten teams of six will be taking part in the competitive elimination game which involves two teams trying to throw large balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves.
People are welcome to attend on the day to view the activities and enjoy the competitive atmosphere.
Angela is also well underway in organising a Zip-Wire event for the charity and in helping with its annual Fashion Show which takes place on Thursday 27th March at the White Horse, Chester Racecourse. She is also keen to hear people’s ideas for raising money for the Centre, if you are interested in organising an activity or taking part in something call her on 01244 678619.
The MS Support Centre thanked its hard-working volunteers last Thursday evening (30th January) in a celebratory eventOver 60 of the Centre’s volunteers attended the evening which was held at the Saltney-based Centre and volunteers were awarded certificates in TV programme themed categories to mark their achievements. From kitchen helpers and event organisers through to people who had embarked on fundraising challenges and transport providers – all came to celebrate their achievements. “Our volunteers are a vital to the success of the Centre” said Jane Johnston-Cree, Centre Manager. “We had a fabulous evening, where everyone was able to celebrate together, meet each other and have a great night.” The award ceremony was performed by Ross Johnson, Director of Thomas Cole Internet Solutions and great supporter of the Centre and Neil Kemsley, Chair of the Centre’s Trustees
Special awards were presented to Sian Evans, from Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Mold, who raised nearly £7000 at the Auction of Promises that she organised; Les and Therese Durrant from Connah’s Quay who raised over £6000 for the MS Support Centre during their sponsored European Car Challenge; and Olwen Bennet from Queensferry for her outstanding and continued contribution to the Centre over the years.
Stuart Cranfield, Director at Bell Meadow was also awarded for organising the annual Charity Golf Day in support of the MS Support Centre, which will be in its fifth year this year.
Staff of the MS Support Centre also treated the audience to a memorable ‘Black and White Tights Dance’ which mesmerised the audience and can be viewed from the MS Support Centre’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ms.support.centre
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