Street collectors for annual appeal
Multiple Sclerosis Auckland is seeking street collectors to help with its annual appeal in September.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system – affecting the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord.
It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, which means the immune system attacks the person’s healthy tissue.
The condition can cause visual problems, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, as well as problems with mem- ory and concentration.
Most people only develop a few of the symptoms and can manage them with assistance and support of organisations like MS Auckland.
However, the society is not government funded and must seek funding from grants within the community.
It also relies on the generosity of the public to continue its service.
The annual street appeal takes place on September 6 and 7.