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Emma will 'Make a World of Difference'

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Saturday October 20 2012 03:40 PM

We are delighted to announce that Emma Rogan was chosen as one of the winners in the Vodafone World of Difference Programme 2012! The Vodafone World of Difference Programme supports social innovators to answer their true calling by providing a salary to work for the charity of their choice for a year. Emma will be joining MS Ireland as a Policy & Information Manager in early November.

Emma decided to put her name forward for the competition as she knows how daunting a multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be. Since her own diagnosis in 2007, Emma has been keen to raise awareness for people who have recently been diagnosed with MS and to let them know that there is life beyond MS.

Emma has long been involved with MS Ireland, having served on the MS Ireland board between 2009 and 2012. Emma was an elected council representative of the Mullingar branch in 2008. She has particular interest in how the board and Society communicates and works with young people.

Emma has a degree in Journalism and Media Communications and in 2009 completed an MSc in Equality Studies from the School of Social Justice, UCD. Since 2007, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Emma has been raising awareness of the needs of young people with the condition. In May 2010 Emma represented the society at the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform Youth Conference in Stuttgart where she met and worked with others from around Europe. 

Emma has previously worked as an intern for the Equality and Rights Alliance, and is the organiser of a social group that meets every two weeks in Dublin city centre and organises events for young people affected by MS. 

Emma is passionate about advocating for young people with multiple sclerosis, raising awareness and supporting people affected by MS in Ireland and the rest of Europe. 

Speaking about Emma’s achievement, MS Ireland Chief Executive, Ava Battles said “Everyone at MS Ireland is thrilled for Emma, and delighted that she will be joining the team! Emma has worked tirelessly to promote and advocate on behalf of those living with MS and will be a further asset when she takes up the position as Policy & Information Manager”.

Vodafone World of Difference

 

Author: MS Ireland

Comments

Sean Murphy.

Thursday October 25 2012 21:21

For 1 year we will loose a brilliant Board Member, but the Society is gaining a very Caring person, so for the year to All in the National Office " Look after Emma".

MS Ireland

Tuesday October 30 2012 10:37

We are thrilled to have Emma on our team and will treasure her here at National Office...

Patsy Burke

Tuesday November 06 2012 20:54

Well done Emma! You are truly making a World of Difference to a lot of people...keep up the good work:)

catherine mullins

Wednesday November 07 2012 16:49

Well done on setting up the meetup!

Emma Rogan

Friday November 30 2012 17:15

Thank you all for your kind comments.

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