Today sees the start of MS Awareness Week running from 22nd – 28th of April.
In Orkney there are several events happening but you may also notice more orange than usual about the town – many local shops will be supporting MS Awareness Week by Going Orange.
Monday April 22nd from 9pm
St Magnus Cathedral will be lit up orange for the evening
Saturday April 27th 6 – 8pm – Inflatable Fun
A fun session on the inflatables for children up to 16 at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
Free for any one affected by MS and their close pals.
Some refreshments available
Sunday April 28th 2 – 5pm – Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea – a light ‘tea’ of sandwiches & cakes. With entertainment and a raffle.
All Welcome at the Boys Brigade Hall, The Meadows, Kirkwall
You can find out more about the Orkney events on the MS in Orkney Facebook page.
Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord. There is currently no cure. The symptoms people experience vary greatly from person to person and over time. Such symptoms may include fatigue, pain, sensory problems such as with vision, cognition difficulties and issues with bodily functions such as speech and swallowing, and bladder and bowel. MS UK