Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced that the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Northern Ireland has been chosen as the NI Chamber President’s Charity of the year.
Welcoming the announcement, NI Chamber President Ellvena Graham said:
“NI Chamber looks forward to supporting the invaluable work and services which the MS Society provides through awareness and fundraising initiatives with our members.
“All funds raised from the partnership will help the charity to provide high quality care to people with the illness.”
MS is a neurological condition which affects people’s nerves. It’s caused when their immune system isn’t working properly.
MS is complex and can cause many different symptoms, so it’s not easy to diagnose.
Physical symptoms of MS might commonly include vision problems, balance problems and dizziness, fatigue, bladder issues and stiffness and/or spasms. Other symptoms might include problems with the bowel, speech and swallowing.
Tom Mallon Fundraising Manager at the MS Society Northern Ireland said he was delighted that the President has chosen the MS Society as her charity of choice. He commented:
“There are over 4,500 people living with MS in Northern Ireland. MS is so unpredictable, often painful and exhausting and can cause major problems for people with how they walk, move, see, think and feel. We are here for those people and their families through the highs and lows – we understand what living with MS means and we are here to help and support them. This partnership presents us with a fantastic opportunity to raise funds and awareness about MS and we look forward to working with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry over the next year.”