THE red carpet was rolled out at an awards night celebration to mark the success of a challenging ten-stage sports fund raising effort, the Deca-Games, to help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The games is a sponsored competition, raising awareness and capital for the MS Society in the UK. The as yet incurable condition has affected the family and friends of the participants of the Deca-Games and inspired its creation in 2007.
The winners of this year’s competition were James Heffernan and Lucy Hurley, both of Kings Norton.
Organiser Dylan Carroll said: “The awards night was a great success and everyone involved enjoyed the evening. All the participants took it in turn to strut their stuff on the red carpet before collecting their awards.”
“The Deca-Games has raised over £16,500 since 2007 and people can support those with MS through donations site www.justgiving.com/thedecagames which is open until the end of the year.”
Birmingham MS brand Committee Member Nell Ingram, who represented the MS Society at the events, said: “The effort and enthusiasm of Deca-Games and its supporters would inspire many in participating in sporting games with a noble purpose.”
Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS, which occurs when the immune system attacks the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres, causing interference with the messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
Members of Solihull and District branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society continue to increase help to almost 250 people affected by MS, including respite care, grants and therapy treatment sessions.
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