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MSWA Bulletin Winter 2020

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BRAND, MARKETING & SALES MSWA’S READATHON HEROES The MS Readathon inspires kids to read as much as they can for the month of August, all for an incredible cause. We spoke to some of the children in our Customers’ lives about why they are taking part this year… WILLOW IS DOING READATHON FOR HER DAD, MATT, WHO LIVES WITH MS. How old are you, Willow? 8. What book are you reading at the moment? ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’. It’s the biggest one! Who is your favourite Harry Potter character? I have two favourites – Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood – because they both know a lot. Do you have any tips for the other kids taking part in Readathon? One way to understand words when you’re reading alone is to sound them out. It makes reading a whole lot more fun! RUBY IS DOING READATHON FOR HER GRANDAD, BOB, WHO LIVES WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE. How old are you, Ruby? 11. What do you love about doing Readathon? I like to read lots of books and I love to think that my participation will help the people affected by neurological conditions. Why do you think raising funds for MSWA is important? I think it is important because it will help people like my grandad Bob to live the life that they choose. Do you have any tips for the other kids taking part in Readathon? You need to find the books that interest you the most and commit to reading them! What is your favourite book? Though I love to read books about World War II, my favourite book would be a book called ‘Ugly’ and it is about a boy with face deformities trying to fit in. SOPHIA, MARIO, CLAUDIA AND CHRISTIAN ARE DOING READATHON FOR THEIR DAD, MICHAEL, WHO LIVES WITH MS. How old are you? Sophia is 10, Mario is 8, Claudia is 6 and Christian is 2. What do you enjoy about reading, Sophia? Reading allows me to get lost in another world. I love reading fantasy and my favourite books are Harry Potter. What are your favourite types of books, Mario? I like reading non fiction books. I like facts and information. I love learning about deadly animals and world records. Why do you love reading, Claudia? Because I get to snuggle with mum and dad. Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services in WA. In particular, the focus is on our special Family Camps and Fun Days. These camps provide an opportunity for kids who have a parent living with a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, to spend quality time with their family, learn more about the condition their parents have and bond with other kids who are sharing their journey. The MS Readathon is such a wonderful way for kids to help other kids, all while falling in love with the wonder and magic of reading. TO SUPPORT OUR READERS, VISIT AND SEARCH FOR WILLOW NICHOLS, RUBY HILLMAN AND SOPHIA, MARIO, CLAUDIA, AND CHRISTIAN RUGGIERO 24