For over 35 years, schools across the province have taken part in the ‘Walk for MS’ to help support people and families living with multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland. The support of local schools has enabled Action MS to offer an extensive range of support services. All money raised stays in Northern Ireland, so by taking part in a ‘Walk for MS’, you are also supporting your local community.
Taking part in a ‘Walk for MS’ provides a terrific opportunity for your school to come together and help others. It encourages pupils to develop a sense of compassion, whilst increasing their awareness of the difficulties some people face on a daily basis.
The ‘Walk for MS’ promotes the idea of citizenship, and allows pupils to make a real difference in their community.
The ‘Walk for MS’ is also a great chance for your school to participate in a really fun day out! Children enjoy getting out of the classroom and into the fresh air!
How your school can help
- Choose a date when your school can do a ‘Walk for MS’ at the Action MS venue nearest to you.
- Choose a date when an Action MS representative can talk to your pupils about multiple sclerosis, the work of Action MS and the Walk for MS.
- Enjoy your Walk for MS.
- Following the walk you choose a date for an Awards Presentation at your school.
How Action MS can help you
- Supply Sponsor Books
- Organise complimentary transport from the school to the Walk for MS venue. Provide a lead walker, first Aid cover and refreshments.
- Visit your school for an Awards Presentation to acknowledge the pupil support and present certificates. Organise a press release and invite local media to take photographs.
- Invite all of the pupils and schools who really ‘go that extra mile’, to a special Thank You Luncheon in Belfast.
The Walk for MS was well organised and we had a fantastic day. It is not often that 350 children aged 5-11 years can be accommodated but the Action MS team took care of everything. It was the best fundraising event that I have been involved with for a charity and both the school and Action MS benefited enormously.
Mr Kieran McTaggart, Principal, St. Bernards Primary School