John Fassnidge


MS Trust
The Multiple Sclerosis Trust works with and for the 100,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis. Our vision is to enable people with MS to live their lives to the full. The MS Trust provides information that is tailored to what people want to know; education for health professionals about what people with multiple sclerosis need; research into better management of MS and support for anyone affected by MS.
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This will be my 9th consecutive London Marathon since my first in 2009 : As with previous years, I am running to raise some desperately needed funds for the Mutliple Sclerosis Trust. 

Over the years I've watched family, friends and work colleagues coping with the reality of MS and I know how devastating it can be.  My mother suffered from the disease for many years and I saw at first hand the pain and frustration it caused her.  More recently my partner's sister died at the age of 50; she was fortunate to spend her last two years in the care of dedicated people who helped to give her a real quality of life, but living with MS had been a constant battle for more than two decades.

MS is a debilitating and progressive disease for which there is currently no known cure. It impacts not just on the sufferers but also on the lives of their families and friends who do their best to cope and provide emotional and practical support as MS progresses.

No two people experience the condition in the same way: variability and unpredictability are key characteristics of MS. The MS Trust directs it resources towards providing a first class, evidence-based information service to answer individual questions from MS sufferers, their friends and families, as well as those who provide professional support - nurses, therapists, doctors and many others.

I find it telling that one of the MS Trust's London Marathon runners in recent years is a Professor of Neurology who in his 'day job' sees many patients with MS.  He says "We continually try to push the boundaries with our research but it does little to improve the lives of people living with MS on a day-to-day basis. In contrast the MS Trust does a lot to help and they do this very quietly in a methodical and meticulous way. Without the MS Trust the lives of people with MS would be a lot harder, which is why I have supported them by running three marathons. We simply couldn't do without them." The NHS has some 300 MS Nursing posts (sadly only 200 are actually filled) and it is the MS trust that provides all the training for these NHS’ specialist MS Nurses.

I really would appreciate it if you can make a contribution, it will make a genuine difference so please be generous. You can donate online via this web site or to me personally. In both cases your contributions will be boosted by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme (provided you are a UK taxpayer).

Thank you !!

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20.04.17 Good luck, John

20.04.17 Johnny, be good.


18.04.17 Good luck John, fantastic cause to support

13.04.17 Well Done and Good Luck!

12.04.17 Glutton for punishment

03.04.17 Good luck John

03.04.17 Good luck John! A worthy cause - and a jolly long way to run! I can't even imagine how many days of fitbit step target that would be!


03.04.17 Good Luck John on your 9th consecutive London Marathon.

31.03.17 9 years! Fair play to you John. Best wishes for this one.

31.03.17 Good Luck


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