University of Dundee

Dundee MS Therapy Centre chosen by students as charity of the year

12 Oct 2016

University of Dundee students have voted MS Therapy Centre as their 2016 Raising and Giving (RAG) Charity.

With well over 300 votes cast for 20 different charity nominations, MS Therapy Centre, was chosen as the charity of choice by the students at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA).

Chosen charities can expect to receive the support and proceeds from RAG fundraising efforts held by DUSA and the 160 student societies over the year.

Over the last few years, these campaigns have raised thousands of pounds for charities such as Cash for Kids, Children of Rwanda as well as the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

MS Therapy Centre, established in 1982, is celebrating its 35th anniversary next year. The small Dundee charity is dedicated to improving lives of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Ana Ranceva, Vice President of Fundraising from DUSA, said, “It’s great to be supporting the MS Therapy Centre. Our student-led RAG campaigns have raised thousands for small charities, which feel a tangible difference. We cannot wait to kick off the fundraising with our Radio Marathon hosted by the student media station JAM Dundee over the weekend from Friday, 21st until Sunday, 23rd October.”

Sheila Mitchell, MS Therapy Centre Manager, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to bits to hear that we had been chosen as DUSA RAG Charity 2016/17. We are a small local charity and this is a fantastic opportunity to help us achieve much needed awareness and funds to provide the ongoing support for people living with MS in the Tayside area.”

Raising and Giving towards MS Therapy Centre will continue throughout the year, starting with the 55 hours of live broadcast from JAM Dundee, the student radio station on campus next week.

Members of the public are encouraged to listen and donate online at www.dusamedia.com/jam over the weekend.

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