Go Red in support of Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

People are being encouraged to Go Red in support of a Bristol Multiple Sclerosis charity.

Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Appeal (BrAMS) raises money for the centre which was the first of its kind in the UK. Currently based at Frenchay Hospital BrAMS is due to move to Southmead in May.

Whether it is socks, trousers, T-shirts, a wig or a slick of lipstick people are being encouraged to sport something red to raise money and awareness of the centre which provides pioneering research, treatment and therapies for people with MS in the South West and beyond.

The BrAMS Go Red event has been organised to coincide with the national MS Awareness Week and people are being urged to pick a day that suits their school, group, business or organisation in wearing red for the cause.

Sports teams can also join in the fun. Supporters of the charity Gloucestershire County Cricket Club will be helping to start the week off in style by ncouraging people to Go Red on the first day of their match against Essex on Sunday, April 27.     

Taking part in Go Red could not be easier. All you need to do is pick a day from Monday April 28 – Friday May 2 and encourage colleagues, friends, team mates or fellow pupils to join you in wearing red in exchange for a donation of £1 to the charity.

MS nurses, physiotherapists and receptionists at BrAMS have already been digging out their red socks and accessories ready for Go Red and hope others will join them during MS Awareness Week.

Donations can be made to BrAMS by texting REDS60 £1 to 70070 or via the fundraising pagewww.justgiving.com/BrAMS-Go-Red.

BrAMS fundraising manager, Liz Bond, said: “Go Red is an easy and fun way to raise awareness of MS, please join us in supporting the local charity by wearing something red.”