Na­tional award for MS group

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE Mac­cles­field and District branch of the MS So­ci­ety has been crowned ‘Branch of the Year’ at the MS So­ci­ety Awards.

The branch, which reaches a large area across East Cheshire and High Peak, was cho­sen for pro­vid­ing a vast range of ser­vices and sup­port in a mod­ern and in­no­va­tive way to peo­ple with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS).

Derek Farmer, branch chair­man, 61, said was ‘proud and hon­oured’ to win.

He said: “It feels fan­tas­tic to be named Branch of the Year – ab­so­lutely won­der­ful. It’s a real recog­ni­tion of the work many peo­ple have put into the branch over the years to make it what it is to­day. It’s also a trib­ute to our mem­bers who stuck with us through dif­fi­cult times as well as good times, and their on­go­ing sup­port. The award is such a sur­prise for us.”

There are 300 mem­bers of the Mac­cles­field and District branch.

The awards are the MS So­ci­ety’s way of recog­nis­ing the achieve­ments of peo­ple with MS and those who go above and be­yond the call of duty in sup­port­ing peo­ple with the con­di­tion.

To find out more about MS So­ci­ety visit www. msso­ci­ety.co.uk.

●● Derek Farmer and Norma Roberts with the award

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