Sponsored Walk and Wheel in Brighton for the MS Society
12 July 2010
On Sunday 15 August, Members of Foresters Friendly Society and
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society's local branches will join forces
for a "Sponsored Walk and Wheel" along the Brighton seafront to
raise money for the charity. The event, organised by the Brighton
Foresters Friendly Society branches, will raise money for the MS
Society in Brighton, Eastbourne & South Wealden.
The walkers and wheelers will start from Brighton Pier at 1pm,
and travel along the promenade to Hove Lagoon before making the
return journey, an estimated distance of 4.5 miles. Upon their
return walkers and wheelers will be greeted with fish and chips
made by the Brighton Pier's Palm Court restaurant.
Organiser and Foresters Friendly Society Branch Secretary Trudy
Weller has asked local volunteers to join the event, and for those
less active, to join Foresters Friendly Society and MS Society
members and act as collectors and marshals along the
Those taking part are encouraged to contribute £5; part of which
will be donated to the MS Society, and the remainder of the money
will go to reserving the participant a plate of fish and chips at
the finish line. Sponsorship of the walkers will also top up the
money raised for the MS Society's Brighton, Eastbourne and South
Trudy Weller, Branch Secretary of Foresters Friendly
Society and event organiser, said: "This is our first ever
sponsored walk so we thought we'd set ourselves a challenge. The
Brighton and Uckfield Foresters Friendly Society branch is very
active in the community and this was a great way to for us to raise
money for a good cause and bring people together."
Joyce Milton, Chairman of the Eastbourne and South
Wealden MS Society, said: "We're delighted to be part
of the Brighton 'Sponsored Walk and Wheel'. It will be our first
time partnering with Foresters Friendly Society and our first time
partnering with our neighbouring MS Society Brighton! This will be
a great example of community groups working together."
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is Foresters Friendly Society's
charity partner for 2010, meaning all money raised by the Society
in 2010 will go towards the chosen charity. In 2009 Foresters
Friendly Society raised £60,000 for their charity partner, the
Motor Neurone Disease Association.
If you would like to volunteer to walk or act as a collector at
the event then please contact Trudy on phone her on 01273 681978 or