MS Trust 21 Challenge

The MS Trust posed me a great question, asking me to help spread a word about the UK Awareness Week that runs from April 28th to May 4th. I do love a challenge,  so anyway I can help from my keyboard, I happily attack!

So, do you feel like a challenge? How about a fun way to raise awareness regarding MS? Check out the UK’s MS Trust website to be inspired, take a stance and do something worthwhile. MS Trust’s Awareness Week and we want you involved!

The trust was set up 21 years ago, and is celebrating this by inviting everyone to join their 21 day challenge and sponsor, shout and help others spread the word about MS Trust’s Awareness Week from April 28th to May 4th.

With over 100,000 people with MS in the UK, raising awareness is key and as a charity, the trust’s aim is to provide “free, practical, positive information that can help people with MS take control of their health and live life to the full.”

I have had the pleasure to read and research news regarding multiple sclerosis a lot, and the UK trust’s website is by far the best place to be for anything happening in the UK. Please do check out it out and join in the 21 day challenge. Yours truly is in it to win awareness also, so why not join this little chickie here in the fun. We know what people with MS want most of all, and we long for a cure, and if not that, we simply want people to know what life with MS is really like.

Here’s a breakdown of the challenge (you will be linked to the MS Trust website to enter). Like they say: “Keep the trust posted on the challenges you’re taking part in by sharing your stories and photos on Twitter and Facebook using hashtag #MSWeek!”

MS Trust 21 challenge on  to find out more! @MSTrust #msweek

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Day 1. Spread the word about Open Door: The MS Trust’s free, quarterly newsletter is the best way to keep on top of all the latest MS news, research and resources. Sign up to receive Open Door

Day 2. Hold an MS information stand: Raise awareness of MS and spread the word about free MS Trust information by holding an information stand in a local community centre. Order free posters, books and info!

Day 3. Be Bold in Blue at work: Encourage your colleagues to dress in blue or wear a blue wig and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Visit our Blue shop!

Day 4. Nominate your MS Super Team: Has an MS health professional gone the extra mile for you? Say thank you by nominating them for our My MS Super Team awards. Nominate your MS Super Team

Day 5: Write a letter to your local paper: Help raise awareness of MS and your MS Awareness Week activities in your community by writing a letter to your local paper. Get some ideas of what to say

Day 6. Organise a Bold in Blue cake sale: Everybody loves a cupcake! Show off your baking skills and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Get more Be Bold in Blue fundraising ideas

Day 7. Share your MS story: How have you learned to deal with MS? Share your story by writing a blog, or on our Facebook, Twitter or My Story pages. Read and share your MS stories

Day 8. Tell people about how we can help: The MS Trust provides free, reliable practical information and supports key MS health professionals. Can you spread the word? Find out more about our information

Day 9. Organise a Bold in Blue dinner party! Show off your culinary skills by inviting family and friends to come dine with you and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Get more Be Bold in Blue fundraising ideas

Day 10. Share your tips about living with MS: Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Why not share the practical tips that have made a difference for you? Post your tips on our Facebook page

Day 11. Spread the word about our e-alerts: Did you know that the MS Trust sends out free regular email updates on MS news, research and fundraising opportunities? Sign up now and spread the word!

Day 12. Go Bold, Go Blue, Go Large! Could you zip slide across the Tyne? Or organise another fundraising spectacular? Find out how you can ‘Go Large’ for Be Bold in Blue this year

Day 13. Get your Bold In Blue regalia! There’s still time to pick up your wigs, wristbands, tutus and even ducks at the MS Trust’s Be Bold In Blue shop! Visit our Blue shop!

Day 14. Turn your avatar blue! Are you ready for MS Awareness Week 2014? Taking part can be as simple as changing your picture on Facebook or Twitter! Add the MS Trust badge to your profile

Day 15. Share key facts about MS: Do your family, friends and colleagues really understand what MS is and how it affects you? Share our key facts and infographics on Facebook and Twitter!

Day 16. Share our free, reliable information: The MS Trust publishes a wide range of books, factsheets and webpages on everything from diagnosis to treatment options and telling your kids. See our full range of publications and let us know what you’ve found helpful

Day 17. Watch our Continence Question Time video: We’ve filmed a panel of experts and people living with MS answering some of your common questions about bladder and bowel problems. Coming soon!

Day 18. Share your MS selfie! What does MS really look like? Share a selfie and help raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Share your selfie on our Facebook page

Day 19. How was your MS diagnosis? The MS Trust is working on resources to help people who’ve just been diagnosed with MS. How was your diagnosis experience? Share your thoughts on Twitter

Day 20. Make a donation to support everyone affected by MS: The MS Trust is only able to provide free, practical reliable information thanks to the support of people like you. Make a donation and change someone’s life

Day 21. Tell us what you think are the big challenges for MS care: The last 21 years have seen great changes in MS care and support. What are some of the big achievements and challenges to come? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter with hashtag #MSWeek

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