On Friday the 19th of May, UK-based OMSer Tim Cobb hosted a Sussex Business Lunch Club event at Brighton's AMEX Football Stadium for over 200 guests.
A spectacular event
The event featured a spectacular auction with participants bidding on items such as wine tastings and tours, lunches and afternoon tea, a Porsche Driving Experience at Silverstone, a signed Brighton and Hove Albion 2016/17 home shirt and even the right to name a character or company in Peter James' next Roy Grace novel!
Tony and Linda Bloom, OMS Trustees were presented with a magnificent painting of the Stadium by local artist Danny Ager to celebrate the promotion of Brighton & Hove Albion FC to the Premier League.
The event was a massive success, creating invaluable awareness and raising more than £30,000 in funds for Overcoming MS. This kind of fundraising ensures that as a charity, we can continue to spread the message that 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is Possible' through healthy eating, exercise and other positive lifestyle changes.
Tim's inspiring example
OMS CEO Gary McMahon said of the event, “Tim Cobb walks the talk in so many ways. His ability to raise much-needed funds for our work is truly wonderful.
But in addition his openness about his diagnosis serves as an inspiration to others to challenge the uncomfortable stigma that so many people with MS still feel."
“We are grateful to everyone that stepped up to make this event so successful and offer our heart-felt thanks to all.” Also in attendance was the Queens representative for East Sussex, Lord Lieutenant Peter Field and his wife Margaret.
Tim's lunch marked the first of this year's Overcoming MS Global Dinner Parties - a fundraising initiative that encourages people to host events featuring OMS-friendly meals to raise funds for the charity. From the 29th of May, people across the world will be hosting their own Global Dinner Parties to mark World MS Day. For all the photos be sure to check out our album on Facebook!