We finally did it! Not only did we reach our target of £1.3m to build a new centre for people with MS across Kent – we exceeded it and raised a magnificent £1.6m.
This outstanding achievement was made possible due to the support of the Kent Community, our Patron, Frank Brake, our members, volunteer fundraisers, Rotarians, Lions Clubs, local schools and businesses and local and national trusts.
The construction of our new centre began on 13th January 2014 and we opened our doors to welcome members on 5th January 2015. It’s another milestone achieved but our next challenge is to ensure the centre’s survival so every person in Kent who is diagnosed with MS now, and in the future, will have a centre of excellence they can turn to for support.
You can listen in this video to Mary Daly a young mum with MS, and amazing fundraising volunteer, talking frankly about what it’s like to live with MS, about the support she receives from the centre’s old facilities and what the new centre will mean for the people of Kent. Centre Patron, Frank Brake, talks about why he supported the New Building Appeal and helped the centre reach its target of £1.3.
Listen to Mary’s experience and then visit our Help Us page for information on how to Donate to KMSTC, there are various ways in which you can make a donation. Your support will enable the centre to continue improving quality of life for people with MS now, and in the future.