SUCCESSFUL DAY: Amanda Johnston and Emily Shaw.
SUCCESSFUL DAY: Amanda Johnston and Emily Shaw. Contributed.

$1800 raised at high tea event

40 ladies attended a Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser High Tea at the Frenchville Sports Club Rockhampton earlier this month. The high tea raised over $1800 for MS Queensland to support people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Central Queensland. Local residents Amanda Johnston (MS Queensland Regional Service Coordinator) and Emily Shaw (Franke & Co), hosted the fundraiser High Tea which included beautiful styling by Franke & Co, a three course menu, entertainment by musician Camille Trail, make up demonstration by Shari Gray of Nutrimetics, a raffle and auction.

Thank you to the following who kindly provided donations towards the fundraiser: Franke & Co, Frenchville Sports Club, Nutrimetics, Flawless Beauty, Willow & Ivy, Jolt Bakery Café, Victoria Grace, Hairmoda, Table Art Designs and to the anonymous donor who donated boxed sets of Cristina Re tea cups.

Amanda Johnston, MS Queensland Regional Service Coordinator, and organiser of the high tea said "The High Tea for MS was a lovely morning and I am very grateful to everyone that came along to the event and for all the support and kind donations that were provided. It was a positive opportunity to provide education about MS and to acknowledge World MS month in May.”

This year the theme for World MS Month is 'Life with MS'. Rachel Kerr, who lives with MS, told her story at the high tea about what it is like to live with MS.

There are more than 240 people living with MS in Central Queensland alone, many of whom need vital services such as information workshops on how to manage their diagnosis.

MS is the most common chronic neurological condition affecting more than 23,000 Australian adults - and 3,200 Queenslanders - with four more people being diagnosed every working day. Alarmingly, three out of four people diagnosed are women.

For further information about MS Qld visit www.msqld.org.au



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