West Ham United FC teams up with MS-UK as it launches the #purplepants campaign to celebrate MS Awareness Week
On 27 April 2015, MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, is celebrating MS Awareness Week.
MS-UK want people to do something fun to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. We are asking people to take selfies wearing some #purplepants, or purple clothing, and to post these on their social media channels like Twitter and Facebook.
Amy Woolf, CEO at MS-UK, says ‘We believe that having MS shouldn’t be a barrier to a happy life. This is the first campaign we have ever run for MS Awareness Week, and we can’t wait to spread a positive message. At MS-UK, we feel it is important to remember that a diagnosis multiple sclerosis isn’t the end of the line…we’re here to support people to live life to the full and make the most of today.’
West Ham United FC players got together for a photoshoot, and are delighted to be supporting the campaign. Laura Burkin at West Ham United FC says, ‘We were thrilled to be asked to take part in the #purplepants campaign. The team loved having fun the pants, and we hope we can support MS-UK to spread this message far and wide.’
Celebrity supporters have joined MS-UK, and discovered their purple pants for the campaign. Four times World Champion and Paralympic medalist Stephanie Millward took her purple pants training with her, and The People’s Strictly Come Dancing star Trishna Bharadia jived her way into a pair as well.
Since 1993, MS-UK has offered information and support to anyone affected by multiple sclerosis via our Helpline, online at www.ms-uk.org, via our magazine New Pathways and in person at our Centre of Excellence in Essex.
Thursday 07 July 2016 is THE BIG HEALTH DAY from 10am to 3pm.
Disability Essex provided advice, support and a place to socialise for disabled people, their families and carers since 1949 but has closed due to financial difficulties.
Dust off your blue suede shoes, brylcreem your quiff and get ready to Party with Elvis on 07 May!