All the money raised by JAYs goes to helping people who suffer with M.S.
Half we give to research and the rest towards helping local people with M.S.
Raising funds for multiple Sclerosis
Happy New Year
Wishing everyone a happy new year from JAYs
We raised £23.07 in the shaker at Cofton.
Jackie & Yvonne held a CChristmas tombola
over the weekend and the following Saturday raising £53
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Jays will be at Cofton nursery tomorrow.
10th December, 10 oclock until 4pm
We will have our Christmas tombola and a bits & bobs to sell.
Cofton nusery has a winter sale for Poinsettias and Cycalmen and gifts.
Hope to see you there.
A big thank you to everone who came along to our whisky tasting night.
we had some interesting drams.
Malt Whisky tasting
Friday 2nd September. 8pm start
Rousler club, Bromsgrove Sporting FC
Victoria ground, Birmingham rd, Bromsgrove, B61 0DR
Malts from the largest whisky region of Scotland
Five doubles £25 or five singles £15
to include tasting notes and nibbles.
Please let me know by the 28th August as i have to order the malts.
Call Tony 07929791824
Tonight on Panorama BBC 1 8:30
There is a documentary about beating M.S.
There may be a treatment available to help the symptoms.
Jackie, Yvonne and myself would like to wish everyone a
Happy New Year
We hope all your dreams and wishes come true this year.
Thank you for all your support this year.
Wishing everyone a very
hope you all get what you wished for.
Cofton Nursery open day
Lickey road, Rednal, B'ham B45 8UR
JAYs will have a tombola at the nursery on
Saturday 9 - 4pm and Sunday 10 - 4pm
You can also buy a poinsettia or cyclamen while you are there.
A big apology to everyone who still visits our web-site for lack of updates or info.
I just havn't got on to sorting out my new computer to run the web-site and have to rely on the old cumbersom PC, ie lots of updates or getting rid of viruses every time i boot up.
We had a great day of fund raising at the Blue cross fete
and nice to meet and make new friends.
Thanks to everyone who supported us helping to raise £155.75
Bluecross fete Saturday 5th Sept.
Fun starts at 12 o'clock.
JAYs are having a tombola, name the bear and
fresh eggs for sale,courtesy of Bumblehole eggs.
Lots to do and see there including, not only us but!
Dog shows, bands, bric-a-brac, stalls, food, drinks, games,
competitions, circus skills and more.
For more details click here
The shaker at Cofton nursery made over the summer
Thanks to all who put in their 'loose' change.
We had a greatday at the Bromsgrove carnival
with the tombola, plant sales and a duck race
we made £452.31
thank to all our supporters.
We will be runnning the duck race again in the park.
£1 a duck and £25 for the winning duck.
A big thank you to gazbags for sponsoring the race.
please stop me and buy one!
Jays will be at the Bromsgrove carnival on Saturday 11th July.
We will have a tombola and planted baskets to sell.
Bromsgrove carnival details click here
Sorry i've not been on for a while, my computer had a virus attack.
Tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail.
I have had to reboot the system then put all the programs and updates back, which takes while.
I did buy a mac but i do not have any programs for webpages and it's also a pain to learn to do everything differently.
A big thank you to the generosity of the customers of the Swan at Fairfield for donating £36.38 into our donation tin.
We had a great turn for our walk along with the weather.
A big thank you to Josie for her help and to Ruth for allowing us to rest at her home halfway.
Thanks to everyone who came along and those who donated helping us to raise £128
More details in events
JAYs are hosting a charity walk around the Randan woods to see the Bluebells in their full glory
on the Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th (star wars day!)
The walk will start outside the Bromsgrove Sporting FC ground, Victoria Ground, Birmingham rd, B61 0DR at 10am.
The walk is approximately 6 miles long. Walking boots are advisable as it will be over some rough terrain and if wet, muddy.
There will be no pub stops on the route, so bring your own refreshments.
There will be a small charge of £3 p.p which will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We hope to see you on the day, helping a worthy cause while enjoying some beautiful sights."
The M.S. Societys awards for 2014
And some of our fundraisers getting the `nod` from the Society.
A few events coming up organised by the M.S. Society.
If you wish to get invovled give them a call.
Money raised by you and other fundraisers has made a real difference to people with M.S in 2014
The M.S Society has:
~ Funded 15 new research projects.
~ Supported their helpline to respond to 15,204 enquiries.
~ Ensured 1,662 people could benefit from M.S Society grants totalling £832,000
~ And supporters took 16,438 actions,such as writing to MP's in support of the societys urgent campaigns.
I've not been up-dating recently as i've had computer problems.
sort of sorted out now.
The M.S Society has a number of fundraising events planned this year.
If you wish to take part or sponsor someone, have a look at their web-site.
Click on the calender to download in PDF.
Thanks to everyone who donated their loose change into our shaker at Cofton nursery.
An interesting article about research into M.S in the Readers Digest.
To read it in a PDF file click on the links below.
If you wish to look at some of our past musings & events, have a look in the Archive section.
TEN QUICK FACTS ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
· An estimated 2,500,000 people in the world have multiple sclerosis - including 100,000 in the UK - it is more common in countries further away from the equator
· MS is the most common potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults in the Western world
· Every week around 50 people in the UK are diagnosed with MS
· Diagnosis is usually between 20 and 40 years of age - rarely under 12 or over 55
· Three women have MS for every two men
· Prognosis is uncertain - ranging from benign through 'coming and going' to severely disabling
· Common symptoms include pain, deadening fatigue, problems with sight, mobility and co-ordination
· MS is not hereditary - but there is a slightly higher chance of getting it if a relative has it - and it is not contagious
· There is no cure for MS but there are now drugs which can modify its course for some people and many symptoms can be successfully treated or managed
· MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is giving neurologists better understanding of MS, helping diagnosis and research into treatments