World MS Day Event

Balloon launch and music to mark World MS Day

Cllr Francis Timmons in Partnership with the Dublin West ''Brendan Kenna'' MS Ireland Branch will host a balloon launch & music at 7.30pm outside in the Waterside Carpark to mark World MS Day on Wednesday, 30th May. Followed by light refreshments. All welcome!

Former Branch chair and local councillor , Cllr Timmons says '' Thankfully Research is bringing us closer to ending MS. To reach this we need to work together as a worldwide MS community to find ways to improve life with MS now and end MS forever. The #bringinguscloser campaign is about connecting people affected by MS with those involved in MS research, including scientists, students, nurses, fundraisers, volunteers, and more. It's a chance to come together to celebrate what we've achieved in MS research so far, and share our hopes and dreams for the future. One of the former Chairpersons of the Branch the Late Brendan Kenna said make the most of life and least of MS and it's a fitting quote as we celebrate World MS Day 2018 ''

Cllr Timmons says '' I also want to use this World MS Day event to Honour former Chairperson of the Dublin West ''Brendan Kenna'' MS Ireland Branch Michael Fox who sadly passed away 18th February 2018 He is sadly missed by his family and many friends and colleagues in the community and voluntary sector including the Southside Partnership, ACTS and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was actively involved in the branch in many roles and contributed a huge amount to the MS Community, I was very honoured to have served on the Dublin West ''Brendan Kenna'' MS Ireland Branch with Michael ''

Current Branch Chair Gary Connolly says '' The last year for the branch has been really hard loosing Michael Fox, the branch has suffered the loss of a great man, Michael was a huge part of the branch and his tireless work and commitment will never be forgotten, we are working hard to keep the branch going, the branch really needs support from people in the areas of West Dublin in any way, shape or form, either helping with fundraising or coming on the committee to help keep up the good work and ensure that the branch continues to make a difference to people with MS in the West Dublin area for the next 26 years''

Branch member Angela Connolly who lives with MS says '' I am living with MS for 10 years and it does not define me it is part of my life, not my whole life and I have to adjust my life to live with the illness as part of me, the branch is very important to many people with MS providing practical supports I remain very positive about the future as medication is all the time improving''

For further information contact Cllr Francis Timmons 087 286 9315 or Gary Connolly 085 888 7466