My mum Sandra was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 54 – a scary and heart-breaking time.
She’s one of more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. It’s a devastating condition, with no cure. People might be fine one day, but the next they might lose their sight or be unable to move.
The MS Society is a world-leading funder of research into the condition. The UK charity is fighting to improve treatment and care. It has already made important breakthroughs and this is the start of a generation of MS research that holds incredible promise.
I’m supporting the charity by getting involved in ChallengeMS, a fund-raising event happening throughout September. Money raised will go towards research. With ChallengeMS people can do anything from wearing a wig, to giving something up, to hosting an event like a coffee morning.
I’d love readers to join me and support the MS Society. They can find out more by going to www.challengems.org.uk
With your support, we will beat MS.
BBC Radio 1 presenter and MS Society supporter.