High profile supporters
Oritsé Williams, from chart-topping group JLS, uses his fame to help raise awareness of young people who care for a family member with MS.
Oritsé’s mother Sonia was diagnosed with MS in 2001 when he was just 13. He has helped care for her ever since. He also makes time to meet other people affected by MS and share experiences.
Oritsé was named “MS Inspiration” at the MS Society Awards in 2010.
As a child, Dave Myers, one half of TV chefs ‘The Hairy Bikers’, helped care for his mother Margaret, who had MS.
The MS Society branch in Furness helped support Dave’s family when he was growing up.
In 2009, Dave went back to the branch to open the newly refurbished ‘Richard Cave Centre’.
TV presenter and journalist Lorraine, who has a close family member affected by MS, backed our MS Week campaigns in 2009 and 2010.
Lorraine also endorsed the ‘Moving Mountains’ calendar, which helped members of the MS Society’s Lake District branch raise vital funds in 2010.
European Senior Tour golfer Tony was diagnosed with MS in 2004.
Tony helps raise awareness of MS in the media. In 2009, and he gathered some of UK golf’s biggest names to raise funds for ‘The Tony Johnstone MS Society Pro-Am’ in 2009, raising over £100,000 for the MS Society.
Former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE helped the MS Society develop an exercise video for people affected by MS.
She is also the face of the MS Society’s running events for fundraisers in 2011.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is running the Eden Project Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October for the MS Society. Scott’s mum was diagnosed with MS four years ago.
His colleague and friend Jemma James is also joining him.
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