We were delighted to welcome the MS Society to our 3-1 win over Rotherham United last week, who hosted a bucket collection, raising £547.40!
This is a result of the excellent volunteers from the MS Society Rochdale Branch who attended the fixture on March 7th, and the generosity of both Dale and Rotherham fans.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged. This causes a range of symptoms like blurred vision and problems with how we move think and feel.
More than 130,000 people in the UK have MS. In the UK people are most likely to find out they have MS in their thirties, forties and fifties. But the first signs of MS often start years earlier. Many people notice their first symptoms years before they get their diagnosis.
MS affects almost three times as many women as men.
A spokesperson from the charity said: “We look at ways of raising funds on an ongoing basis and the magnificent support we received from supporters of both teams in a testament as to how well respected we feel.
“The money will be a great help towards our members and their families in helping with activities/events and the respective Support Groups which we rely on.
“We wish you all well in the rest of your season and once again thank you for your generosity and support.”