They’ve got zip!

Gill and Ross raise funds for MS Scot­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

She added: “The more fund­ing for re­search the better, and also you know that the money raised will go to­wards help­ing peo­ple who have the con­di­tion right now.

“It’s good to raise aware­ness about MS too. We had a lot of family and friends who do­nated to our Just­Giv­ing page, and with things like Twit­ter and Face­book you can get the word out eas­ier.”

Mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS) is a con­di­tion of the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem.

In MS, the coat­ing around nerve fi­bres (called myelin) is dam­aged, caus­ing a range of symp­toms.

More than 100,000 peo­ple in the UK have MS and symp­toms usu­ally start when some­one is in their 20s or 30s and it af­fects al­most three times as many women as men.

Gill is keen to fundraise more in the fu­ture, but she’s less con­vinced about go­ing off the ground again.

She said: “Ross has al­ready been speak­ing about do­ing some­thing else.

“I’m not sure about an­other zi­pline chal­lenge, but I did say the only way I would ever con­sider it would be if it was for charity again.”

Visit www.msso­ci­ branches/ms-so­ci­ety-scot­land for more in­for­ma­tion on the con­di­tion.

See www.just­giv­­ing/ Gill-RossZip­slideChal­lenge for more in­for­ma­tion on the zi­pline.

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