Pedal power to raise funds for MS charity

MSRRF fund-raising manager Dan Nelson, left, Lizzie Adamson-Brown and Colin Brown, who will cycle the Coast-to-Coast route from Workington in Cumbria to Tynemouth next month.
MSRRF fund-raising manager Dan Nelson, left, Lizzie Adamson-Brown and Colin Brown, who will cycle the Coast-to-Coast route from Workington in Cumbria to Tynemouth next month.

A travel expert who specialises in making travel accessible everywhere and inclusive to everyone has asked her husband to get on his bike to support a Morpeth-based MS charity.

The MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF) Benmar House facility in Stobhillgate provides complementary therapies, social activities and gentle exercise classes to people with MS.

It also gives MS sufferers across the UK grants for aids and adaptions, equipment and respite care.

Amble-based Lizzie Adamson-Brown runs her own travel business as part of independent company Travel Counsellors.

After she and husband Colin saw the work of MSRRF in Benmar House at close hand, they decided to help the charity.

Lizzie is lending her expertise as she is passionate about helping people have the holiday they want no matter what physical restrictions they may have and Colin will cycle the famous Coast-to-Coast route from Workington in Cumbria to Tynemouth – covering more than 130 miles in just three days – next month.

Dan Nelson, MSRRF fund-raising manager, said: “People like Colin and Lizzie getting behind our work here is invaluable.

“We support people affected by MS and their carers by providing facilities for complementary therapies and equipment for exercise sessions. This helps to ease the symptoms of MS and increases fitness and mobility.

“Colin is doing the hard, physical work with our team of volunteers on the ride, but Lizzie is giving us her expertise and practical information for those with MS and their carers who need a well deserved holiday or short break.

“It’s great to have them both supporting us.”

Colin will be joined on the ride by other volunteers raising money for MSRRF.

Lizzie said: “We weren’t aware that this fantastic facility was in Morpeth and when Dan showed Colin and I around and we saw the difference they were making to people with MS, we both wanted to do something to help.

“I am very proud of my husband for doing this huge cycle ride in aid of the charity.”

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/ColinbongoBrown