A Banbridge woman will
later this week honour the memory of her mother with her third annual fundraising event for the MS Society.
Marianna Ervine’s mum Evelyn Hills, a Mutiple Sclerosis sufferer, passed away in 2012.
Marianna will get baking this week in the hope of raising a lot of dough through the MS Society’s ‘Cake Break’ coffee morning.
She will host her own fundraising coffee morning in Banbridge Old town Hall, from 10am – 1pm, on Saturday (April 12).
“My mum lived with MS for almost 30 years,” said Marianna, “but I only found out she had MS when her condition really deteriorated.
“She was always such a positive lady.
“Like many people with MS, my mum’s condition was unpredictable and she struggled with many distressing symptoms, like difficulties walking, fatigue and pain.
“Mum lived with MS for years but sadly there just wasn’t enough support out there.
“That’s why I’m supporting the MS Society Cake Break again to make sure that services like the Banbridge MS Support Group are there to help local families.”
This year’s Cake Break event was launched at Banbridge’s Downshire Arms Hotel by MS Society ambassador and UTV reporter Peter Cardwell.
Peter’s aunt, Sheila Morrow, had MS, while another aunt, Hazel Millar, also suffers from the condition.
“I want to encourage everyone to come along to the Old Town Hall in Banbridge on 12 April to support Marianna’s Cake Break coffee morning,” he said.
“I’m sure there will be lots of tasty treats on offer and it’s for a great cause.”
Marianna added: “Last year we really enjoyed the coffee morning.
“It’s a great chance to get together, have a cuppa and a few buns and show support for people living with MS.
“I’d like to encourage everyone in the local community to come along and get involved.”