Northern Ireland’s Multiple Sclerosis charity

Action MS Says Thank You to Inspiring Young People

Action MS presented awards to hundreds of school children from across the Province at a special Thank You Luncheon on the 10th January 2018.

Over 200 top fundraisers from 63 schools across the Province joined Action MS at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Shaw’s Bridge Belfast for the Thank You luncheon, following their success on the Walk for MS schools programme.

The Action MS Walk for Multiple Sclerosis is highly acclaimed by all involved; the schools that take part, the parents who encourage and support their children and of course the children themselves.

In 2017 their fundraising efforts have once again been inspiring. This year the schoolchildren have raised a staggering £171,626.63 to support the work of Action MS.

The coveted Bronze Boot is awarded annually to the top fundraising school. St John the Baptist Primary School, Belfast are this year’s recipients with an amazing £6,258.12.

Top fundraising pupil 2017 was Maria Dempsey from St John the Baptist Primary School, Belfast who raised a fantastic £2040.00.

Action MS Chief Executive Ann Walker MBE thanked all the staff and pupils who have contributed to the Walks for MS over the years and went on to say: “It is of great value to all at Action MS that schools across the Province support our work, and walk for multiple sclerosis year on year.

Through their involvement young people are growing up with an awareness of multiple sclerosis and their positive contribution to the work of Action MS.”

For further information please contact Gerry at or on 028 907 907 07.

Check out our gallery in the schools section of the website for more photographs of the day!