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Funding boost to combat disease

SUPPORT for Solihull residents living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is up 45 per cent following a remarkable fund raising effort.

SUPPORT for Solihull residents living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is up 45 per cent following a remarkable fund raising effort.

Peter Graham, retiring chairman of Solihull MS Society, said that despite general financial uncertainty, the amount of support funds released to MS sufferers across the borough had risen by 45 per cent since 2007.

He told society members: “A very big ‘well done’ to you all.

“It is your time, dedicated to supporting our work, that has brought this result and I’m sure the success will continue under your new chair, Celia Richards.

“It has been a privilege to share in this commitment over four years as chairman.”

The announcement was extra special as it was revealed that long standing society secretary Judith Buttery is to retire after a 17 years of dedicated service to the Solihull branch.

Presented with a bouquet of flowers and gift, committee member Dudley Warner, said: “You have led and inspired us, but listened to us, and sorted our work out very successfully.”

MS Solihull is now on the lookout for a new secretary and is expected to make an announcement later this week about secured fund raising support from Birmingham City Football Club.

 

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