BIG-HEARTED Chester businesses have dug deep to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Companies from around the region attended a race day recently to raise funds for the MS Support Centre in River Lane, Saltney. The event, sponsored by business support organisation thebestofchester, BiG Storage and Chester Racecourse, raised £7,482.92 through ticket sales, donations, a raffle, an auction and a collection by volunteers on race day.
Katie Roebuck, the centre’s fundraising manager, said: “We are extremely pleased and very grateful to everyone who worked so hard and gave so generously to make this event such a resounding success. It is so uplifting when you have so many businesses who give their time, effort, finance and products to help those with Multiple Sclerosis.
“This is our 25th anniversary year and the race day was one of our spotlight events to help us both raise funds as well as build our profile in the North West and North Wales and it has contributed significantly to helping us achieve our year’s target of £25,000.”
The centre provides a wide range of therapy, support and advice to people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families, and recently extended its work to people with other neurological illness such as Parkinson’s Disease. Cash raised during the 25th anniversary year will go towards expanding the centre’s facilities to enable it to help more people in the region.
Andrew Donaldson MD BiG Storage, and Paul Daniels MD at thebestofchester, said: “All the sponsors are delighted to support such a worthy cause and we’re very pleased to have helped raise so much through the race day. The MS Support Centre is a vital facility for those with this disabling condition and every penny we have raised goes directly to improving people’s quality of life.”
Richard Thomas, CEO of Chester Racecourse, added: “We were very keen to have the opportunity to work with such an important charity on this brand new fixture. We are very pleased that everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed their day.”
Future events to mark the MS Support Centre’s 25th anniversary include a directors’ lunch at Chester Racecourse on October 13 and a Christmas gala dinner on December 3.
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Below: Paul Daniels (thebestofchester), Kate Dawson (Chester Racecourse), Andrew Donaldson (BiG Storage)
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