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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Autumn 18

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ALBANY OUTREACH NEWS CAROLINE CLARKE-SMITH, MSWA COORDINATOR We have had a busy start to the year in The Great Southern, first with the MSWA Albany Ride, which was well attended with riders coming from Perth and all over to participate. 172 riders entered the 80km, 40km or 10km distances. It was great to see all the family and friends come along to see them off on their way, so well done to the riders for participating, especially the kids who came back red-faced, puffing but keen for next year. Well done to the events team and all those who volunteered. Thank you for doing such a great job. The MSWA Albany Ride raised in excess of ,000 for The Great Southern. The MSWA Albany Swim was another success raising more than ,000, with 11 teams and 132 swimmers participating on the day. The events team worked hard to get it all together. Thank you and well done to everyone. We were invited to speak at Great Southern Grammar School to let them know what the money is used for, as well as giving an update on what MSWA does and our history. It was a great opportunity to say thanks to them for the support they have given us over the past seven years. Thank you to all who were able to make it along to our Members’ Forum. We received an interesting slant on diet and MS, with research showing that it is beneficial to have a healthy balanced diet with more fruits, vegetables and lean meats, oily fish and less processed foods. Dr Lucinda Black is doing some fantastic research in WA, supported by MSWA research funding, and it will be exciting to see what else she discovers. Sue Shapland provided an update on other MS research in Australia and overseas, as well as an update on the NDIS roll out and how our team can help our Members with preplanning support. Sue also discussed our plans for growing our locations, including building high support accommodation down in Albany! Suzanne Rice, our Physiotherapist, also gave a talk on the benefits of exercise, and that small amounts often can be a benefit. If you would like more information, please email or give us a call on 9841 6651. SOUTHSIDE OUTREACH NEWS ANGIE WALLACE, MSWA MEMBER We did it! A win! Our Friday morning Outreach group buys multiple tickets in each MSWA Mega Home Lottery – eight tickets with Members buying ‘shares’ in one or all tickets. In last November’s draw, Member Doug had the winning ‘share’ and was pleased with a set of Bose Wireless Headphones! It’s nice to put faces to winners and we are certainly in this current lottery, with eight tickets again!! Time for a big win. Long-standing southside volunteer, Jan, has had a run of bad luck with her health over the past several months, as has her husband, Member and volunteer, Barry. Hurry and get well, both of you! Jenny Buchanan is back and thawed out from her recent holiday in the US – she definitely needed those gloves and hats. Member Judy has been cruising and we are waiting to hear about her adventures. The wonderful kitchen cooks, Rosemary and Peta, continue to amaze us. We loved those spectacular pineapple cheesecakes. The brand new gym equipment we recently acquired, a Multi gym and MOTOmed, have proven popular amongst the Members accessing physiotherapy - especially the new multi gym. It will surely help to keep us fit, and ready for more cheesecakes. Left: 2017 Xmas party at Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham – a wonderful event – venue perfect too. Longstanding Volunteers and Member Jan and Barry Wakelam. Right: Doug receiving his Mega Home Lottery prize. Tuesday’s group has taken up a new craft, diamond painting – which is made with beads, and looks like tapestry. Very clever ladies and certainly good for fine-motor skills. Our Rockingham centre is getting busier, especially since the roll-out of the NDIS in this area. Come and join in the fun. 26 | MSWA BULLETIN AUTUMN 2018

2018 EVENTS incredible scenery. CALENDAR SATURDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2018 Be part of this unique community cycling event and enjoy some of Albany’s SATURDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2018 Help us This make is an amateur a swimming difference event where in 2018! teams compete to swim the longest MSWA MSWA holds holds a number number of of events events throughout throughout the the year. year. All All funds funds raised raised enable enable MSWA MSWA to to provide provide support support and and services services to to people people living living with MS and other neurological conditions in Western Australia. distance with MS in and a set other eight neurological hour period. conditions in Western Australia. Help Help us us make make a difference difference by by joining joining us us at at one one of of our our many many events events - you you can can volunteer, volunteer, take take part part or or donate! donate! ON WORLD MS DAY WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY, 1730 FEBRUARY MAY 2018 2018 Join us on World MS Day for a session of Be part of this unique community cycling Hip Hop Yoga & then catch us in the event and enjoy some of Albany’s Perth CBD for our annual street appeal. incredible scenery. ON ON WORLD WORLD MS MS DAY DAY SATURDAY, 24 FEB 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 17 JUNE 2018 This A unique is an amateur vertical swimming challenge event to the where top of Central teams Park. compete Do you to have swim what the longest it takes distance to conquer in a 1,103 set eight steps hour to the period. top? THURSDAY, WEDNESDAY, 16 30 AUGUST MAY 2018 It’s Join time us on to World get dressed MS Day up for and a session enjoy a of night Hip Hop of good Yoga & food, then fine catch wine us and in the some fabulous Perth CBD auction for our items. annual street appeal. WORLD MS DAY, WA SUNDAY, SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 17 JUNE 2018 2018 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 Follow Western Australia’s beautiful A unique coastline vertical from challenge Fremantle to to the Hillarys. top of Central Put your Park. body Do – you and have bike what – on the it takes line and to conquer join us for 1,103 the steps cycle of to the year. top? WORLD MS DAY, WA World MS Day brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Wednesday, 30 May 2018 World MS Day brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. To find out more information and how you can get involved, visit our website: COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENTS SUNDAY, 27 MAY 2018 HBF Run for a Reason City 2 Surf It’s time to get dressed up and enjoy a night of good food, fine wine and some fabulous auction items. THURSDAY, SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 26 2018 SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2018 For more information To find out more information and how you can get involved, visit our website: or call 08 6454 3131 Follow Western Australia’s beautiful coastline from Fremantle to Hillarys. Put your body – and bike – on the line WORLD MS DAY, and join us for WA the cycle of the year. Wednesday, COMMUNITY 30 FUNDRAISING May 2018 EVENTS For more information SATURDAY, World MS 24 Day FEB brings 2018 the SUNDAY, global MS 27 community MAY 2018 together SUNDAY, to share 26 AUGUST stories, 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim HBF Run for a Reason City 2 Surf or call 08 6454 raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. 3131 To find out more information and how you can get involved, visit our website: MSWA BULLETIN AUTUMN 2018 | 27