Wednesday, July 13, 2016

e-newsletter July 2016

e-newsletter July 2016


Wow! The months are just flying by. I hope you are keeping warm and enjoying these lovely cool, crisp days of winter. As usual we have another full and busy month ahead, with lots to become involved with and join in on. In this issue of news & events you will find the following:

1.Street Appeal Collectors wanted

2.Absolutely Fabulous The Movie – MS Fundraising event

3.Wellness Workshop – Saturday 30 July

4.Meditation and Yin Yoga Workshop – Sunday 14 August

5.Canadian Survey on Incontinence (for women over 30)


7.Welcome to Andrea, our new Field Worker


1. Street Appeal Collectors Wanted - Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd

Our annual Street Appeal is a huge event and for it to be successful we need lots of volunteers! If you have just 2 hours or more to spare on the 2nd or 3rd of September then we would love to have you join us at one of the many locations around Auckland where we aim to have a presence.

Please phone Kirsty at the office on 09 845 5921, or e-mail Francesca at streetappeal@msakl.org.nz, for more information on how you can help, or to volunteer.


2. Absolutely Fabulous The Movie – Thursday 11 August – Berkeley Cinema, Takapuna

If you enjoyed the TV show, you’ll love the movie. MS Auckland is very happy to be hosting this very special fundraising event. Ticket price is $40/person and includes a glass of Bollinger plus a raffle entry to win a bottle of Bollinger and a beautiful Victoria J dress.

Come and join us for a night of fun and laughter! Doors will open at 6.30pm and the movie starts at 7pm. To book your ticket call Therese on 021 837 218, or e-mail her on russelfamilyis@gmail.com. Tickets are going fast, so be in quick!


3. Wellness Workshop – Taking Control of our Life Changes - Saturday 30 July 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

There is still room to book in for this Wellness Workshop which will be run by Dr. John Davison, clinical psychologist. Dr. Davison will use concepts of positive neuropsychology to help us recognize the potential effects of MS on our sense of well-being and, more importantly, to gain control of our life changes rather than be controlled by MS. It promises to be an inspiring and informative workshop.

The workshop will be run at the Commerce Club of Auckland at 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera.

The cost is just $10 and includes morning tea. Booking is essential and can be done by e-mailing events@msakl.org.nz, or by phoning Kirsty or Becky on 845 5921.

Check our website - www.msakl.org.nz – for more information.


4. Meditation and Yin Workshop – Sunday 14 August 1:00 – 3:00

This very special workshop is just $5 for members. It will combine mindfulness meditation with gentle yin yoga, and guided by Fiona, a highly experienced and sought after yoga guide. It is important that participants are able to sit on the floor for this class, either on a mat or on cushions. It will be held at the Om Yoga Studio, Shop 16, Stonefield’s Market, 40 Stonefield Avenue, Stonefields.

Numbers will be strictly limited and booking is essential. You can book in either by e-mailing events@msakl.org.nz, or by phoning 845 5921.


5. Canadian Survey – for women over 30 only

We have been asked by the University of Alberta in Canada if we would forward to our members the information below and a link to their survey.

Urinary incontinence is a major health problem, which for many women requires the use of continence products or pads. Not a lot is known about how women gather knowledge about continence products.

If you are a women over the age of 30 that uses some sort of continence products to manage your bladder weaknesses we ask you to take this survey. It will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Here is the link www.surveymonkey.com/r/stopitcontinence

They have had responses from Canada, USA, UK and Australia so far and have said they will send us a summary of their findings.


6. Facebook

Did you know that we are on Facebook? We have an active community of people joining us on our social media page. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/multiplesclerosisakl/. And if you ‘like’ us be sure to also turn your notifications on so you never miss a post.


7. Welcome to Andrea Kortas

A big welcome to Andrea who started with us this month as our new Field Worker! Andrea is taking over for Georga. You can e-mail Andrea on andrea@msakl.org.nz. She is currently undergoing orientation and is looking forward to meeting our members soon.


Thank you everyone for your e-mails, phone calls, feedback and support! We always love hearing from you.

Keep warm and stay well. Until next time,

Best wishes,


General Manager
MS Auckland