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Ballinderry pupils step out to help beat MS

 

Ballinderry Primary School received a special Thank You from Heather Bamford, Action MS Schools Projects Manager, for raising 3,395 from their sponsored walk for Action MS in Lurgan Park. US24-742SP

Ballinderry Primary School received a special Thank You from Heather Bamford, Action MS Schools Projects Manager, for raising 3,395 from their sponsored walk for Action MS in Lurgan Park. US24-742SP

BALLINDERRY Primary School received a special thank you from Heather Bamford, Action MS Schools Projects Manager, for raising a fantastic 3395 during their sponsored walk for the charity in Lurgan Park.

The pupils demonstrated a lively enthusiasm for the event, alongside a genuine interest in finding out more about multiple sclerosis.

In thanking the school, Mrs Bamford paid tribute to the pupils who care, the parents who encourage and the teachers who lead by example, particularly at a time when Action MS continues to develop one of its most vital new services, that of working with children who have a parent with multiple sclerosis.

In the last two years Action MS has been able to deliver an increasing range of services.

These now include befriending, face to face counselling, working with young children, Focus Groups whose members' ages range from 20-40, advocacy and a purpose built holiday home sited in Portstewart.

Action MS also continues with its core services, such as providing support through timely and accurate information, Medicare Breaks, a quarterly magazine, easy to understand information booklets and Careline, a freephone support line, which is available every evening from 7pm to 11pm on Freephone 0800 028 88 33.

The Action MS professionally qualified staff regularly work with children who have a parent with MS.

A Fishy Tale, a storybook written to help children who have a parent with multiple sclerosis understand the illness, is available free of charge to families in Northern Ireland.

Please phone Action MS Headquarters on 9079 0707 to order a copy.

For information leaflets on the full range of support now available please contact Action MS, Knockbracken 'Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH. Telephone 9079 0707 or visit the Action MS web site

Ulster Star
30/06/2006