Skiers Show it Doesn't Have to be all Downhill for MS Sufferers

AN intrepid group of skiers and snow boarders completed a marathon or half marathon a day ski challenge in the Swiss Alps that may eventually raise over �60,000 for a local charity. The group was raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust based in The

AN intrepid group of skiers and snow boarders completed a marathon or half marathon a day ski challenge in the Swiss Alps that may eventually raise over �60,000 for a local charity.

The group was raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust based in The Spirella Building in Letchworth GC.

Each of the 16 participants raised at least �1,475 in sponsorship for the Trust and the aim was to ski or snow board a marathon distance of 26.2 miles or a half marathon of 13.1 miles a day for three days.

The event was the idea of former RAF pilot Mike Laver, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005 and was one of four MS sufferers who took part in the gruelling event.


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"Special mention must go to all those participants with MS who, in taking part, have shown to themselves and to others that MS need not prevent you doing anything you set your mind to," said 44-year-old Mr Laver.

The Trust says it has already received over �30,000 in sponsorship from the event and expects this figure to double once all the pledges have been collected.

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