Big round of applause please for our most recent fundraisers. Between them, these nine superstars (and their support crews!) have raised over £130,550 for OMS. A busy and very kind bunch, eh! We thank them all. OMS is an entirely independent organisation and relies exclusively on donations, grants from charitable trusts, sponsored challenges and other conflict-free fundraising sources...

Big round of applause please for our most recent fundraisers. Between them, these nine superstars (and their support crews!) have raised over £130,800 for OMS. A busy and very kind bunch, eh! We thank them all. OMS is an entirely independent organisation and relies exclusively on donations, grants from charitable trusts, sponsored challenges and other conflict-free fundraising sources and it simply couldn't make the progress it does if it weren't for people like those below. Fundraisers 455From left to right we have:

 

  • Johanna Hewson who swam two miles in the Great North Swim as a show of support for those near and dear to her dealing with MS
  • Mike Shaul who dispensed with his life-long football allegiance for a day to don an opposing team's strip (and behaviour), and who will also be taking his place in a competitive eating competition with an unlikely, and no-doubt unpleasant, menu of bugs and butchers' scraps (and whatever else his rival teams try to disgust him with)
  • Phil Saunders and then Tony Bloom (pictured with Linda whom we all know and adore) who ran the Brighton Marathon together, egging each other on before, during and after the event
  • Rosalyn Brown, who also covered the incredible 26.2 miles in the name of OMS, raising money and spreading the word at the London Marathon
  • Sarah Johnson, who chose the very appropriate date of 27 May, World MS Day, to follow in the tyre tracks of the Tour de France and cycle the hugely challenging Mont Ventoux
  • Harriet Skipworth and the choir she sings with who dedicated the collection at the end of one of their concerts to OMS - also raising important awareness in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh by handing out leaflets and flyers too
  • Anna Gorzkowska, a double fundraiser, who organised both a bake sale and took on the formidable Three Peaks Challenge (the pic, taken at Ben Nevis, tells you everything you need to know about the conditions she was climbing in!)
  • Angela Batman who even included OMS in her wedding planning by donating not only the cost of the wedding favours to OMS but also asking that guests also gave donations instead of gifts, in recognition of the support her sister (pictured with her) feels she has had from OMS.