The MS READaTHON is a sponsored read for young people. Run mainly through schools, the MS READaTHON encourages young people to read while raising much needs funds for services to those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
This year’s MS READaTHON is going to be the biggest, best and most exciting MS READaTHON ever! The reading period will run in October to end of November .
Schools and libraries around the country have now received entry forms to sign up for the MS READaTHON and the reading period will take place for one month from October to November . The theme, depicted by a red monster, is ‘Hungry for Books’ – the more the young people get reading, the more books they will devour! MS READaTHON is the biggest annual fund raising initiative for MS Ireland the national organisation providing vital services, support and information for people with MS.
More than 21,000 students in 625 primary and secondary schools, and individually through libraries across the country take part, reading more than half a million books and raising over €700,000 for vital services and support to people with MS. Services like home visits, counselling and physiotherapy.
Every person who takes part in the MS READaTHON receives as gift and a certificate as a thank you for all the fundraising. A variety of gifts are available, depending on the amount of money raised.
The MS READaTHON is their biggest fundraising event and it is vital to maintain many of our core services to the MS community. It also has many benefits to the readers, schools and parents. A win-win situation, really.
For schools around the country, MS READaTHON will provide:
· Gifts/certificates for every reader and prizes for readers, teachers, schools and librarians
· School awards
· 10 percent of the money raised goes back into much needed resources for each participating school
· The “Great Teacher Holiday draw”
· The MS READaTHON School Library Award
And lots more…
To get involved with the MS READaTHON
Tel: 01 678 1600
Over 8,000 people have MS in Ireland, with thousands more family members affected. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young people in Ireland. MS can be a physically disabling condition but it can also affect the social, financial and emotional wellbeing of the person with MS.
For more information on MS and MS Ireland, visit our website on www.ms-society.ie, call our information line on 1850 233 233 or email [email protected]