Playing four balls, the eventual champions were a team from the Rising Sun Pub in Mill Hill, but in true charity golf fashion everyone was a winner. With food and drink flowing and glorious weather, the charity auction and raffle raised in excess of £70k to provide practical and emotional support for people with MS. Lots included sculptures and paintings, luxury holidays and meals and even a brand new car.
Already MS Positive provides practical advice on healthy living, diet, access to benefits and such like, as well as fitness classes and small grants to individuals and organisations working to improve the lot of people with MS.
Speaking at the event, Toni Krok, together with event organiser Janine Oppenheim, said:
“Since founding MS Positive, I’ve made some new friends and I’ve found my passion in life. I love doing this. I love asking for money. And I love helping people. And above all, I love that we are making a really difference to people lives. MS Positive is about bringing change through exercise and positive thinking and we are really doing this.”
The money raised at this week’s Golf Day will take MS Positive on the next step towards the creation of a state-of-the-art centre for people with MS.