With the days getting shorter and the heating going on, it must mean it’s time for MS Trust Christmas cards!
We are delighted to share that our range for 2020 is now available from our brand new webshop. There is something for everyone; from traditional to contemporary designs, and our popular bargain selection and diaries. Every single card sold not only raises vital funds towards our work supporting everyone affected by MS, but it also spreads awareness of MS and the MS Trust.
Claire Gambrell, fundraising officer at the MS Trust, helps to pick the card designs each year. She commented, "As we near the end of what has been an incredibly difficult year, this Christmas it is more important than ever to show our loved ones that we are thinking of them. What better way to spread a little joy than to send them one of our MS Trust Christmas cards? We have a fantastic range of cards; from robins and Christmassy cows to beautiful snow scenes and sparkly trees."
Did you know that the MS Trust has a rather special connection to Christmas? In 1993, MS Trust co-founders, Chris Jones and Jill Holt, thought that the profits from Christmas card sales could be put to good use producing positive, practical and reliable information for people living with MS.
"When I was diagnosed in 1980, I couldn't get any answers to my many questions" remembers Chris. "My GP didn't know, my neurologist thought I shouldn't know, the books in the library were out of date and the internet didn't exist." Both Chris and Jill were determined to make life better for everyone affected by MS. So, armed with little more than a couple of cardboard boxes, a photocopier and a whole lot of passion, they set up a small charitable trust. . . The MS Trust.
From those very small beginnings, the charity has continued to grow and thrive, and over a quarter of a century later, we still have the same passionate determination to ensure nobody with MS has to deal with it alone. Christmas cards still play a crucial role today in enabling us to carry out our vital work, with Christmas card sales raising nearly £160,000 towards our work last year.
Our cards always sell fast, so make sure you order your favourites now to show someone how much you care this Christmas.
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