Why are we supporting the MS Society?

A question we get asked quite regularly is why are The Pukka Chukkas supporting the MS Society? Well, one of our team members has secondary progressive MS - if she can ride an elephant in Nepal in a game of polo, you can donate something to the MS Society!

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects over 100,000 people in the UK, and it is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults.

MS is the result of damage to myelin - a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system.

When myelin is damaged, this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.

For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone, it makes life unpredictable.

The MS Society provides respite care, help/info lines, grants for home adaptations and mobility aids, education & training, specialist MS nurses and a wide range of information. The Society also funds a range of different research projects dedicated to finding a cure or significantly improving the lives of all those touched by MS.

To learn more about MS and the wonderful work done by the MS Society, please visit The Multiple Sclerosis Society UK or The MS Society Australia