Thursday, June 23, 2016

e-newsletter June 2016

e-newsletter June 2016

Welcome to our 4th issue of news &events. This is a busy issue with lots of exciting things happening.

Here's what we have for you this month:

  1. Centre for Brain Research Tours
  2. Wellness Workshop – Saturday 30 July (not Sunday as advertised in magazine)
  3. Meditation and Yin Yoga Workshop
  4. Life Buoy results
  5. Awareness Week – What would you like to increase awareness of?
  6. Street Appeal – Calling volunteers for street collections
  7. New Website
  8. Scooter for sale


1. Centre for Brain Research (CBR) Tour

If you attended Research day on the 21st of May, you will recall that Dr Scott Graham kindly offered to give tours of the CBR for people who are interested. We now have 2 dates confirmed for tours. Each tour will take about 10 people. Please register if you would like to attend by email to events@msakl.org.nz, or by phoning Kirsty or Becky on 845 5921. Be sure to state which date you would prefer. The dates are:

Thursday 7 July at 11am or Tuesday 12 July at 2pm

The CBR is located at the Medical School Campus on Grafton. A map will be sent out once you have registered.

The tour will be about 15 minutes and then there will be approximately 30 minutes for question time.

Warning – you will be shown brain tissue and lesions, so if this is not for you please do not register.


2. Wellness Workshop

We are thrilled to have Dr John Davison present at our next Wellness Workshop. In the magazine the date is advertised as Sunday 30 July – Please note the correction - it is on Saturday 30 July. We anticipate that this will be a popular workshop. Please remember to book early. The cost is $10 for members / $15 for non-members and includes a morning tea. You can register by e-mailing events@msakl.org.nz, or by phoning Kirsty or Becky on 845 5921.

Other details are available on our website www.msakl.org.nz

3. Meditation and Yin Workshop

This is a one off workshop on Sunday the 14th of August. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please check our website for more information - www.msakl.org.nz - or phone us on 845 5921. To avoid disappointment we suggest you book in early either by e-mailing events@msakl.org.nz, or by phoning 845 5921.


4. Life Buoy for MS fundraising event

This year’s big annual fundraising event was a great success. We had 260 people attend and made a net profit of about $71,000. Thank you to all who attended or donated to this event. The funds raised will assist MS Auckland in providing our current services as well as looking at establishing new counseling services for members.


5. MS Awareness Week

Awareness Week starts on Sunday the 28th of August. We are looking at awareness campaigns that will raise the public’s understanding and knowledge of MS. We would love to hear your ideas for the campaign. What would you like people to have an increased understanding of in regards to your MS? Would you be prepared to be interviewed or to be followed for a day for a video clip? Please e-mail Ingrid with your thoughts or ideas – on Ingrid@msakl.org.nz.


6. Street Appeal

Following on from Awareness Week on the 2nd and 3rd of September is our second big annual fundraiser – Street Appeal. If you have a few hours to spare to help at our collection sites, or if you would like to do something to help raise funds through your work place, school, neighborhoods, church groups, or any thing else, then please e-mail Francesca on streetappeal@msakl.org.nz.


7. New Website

Our new website is up and running. We are still developing some aspects of it, and hope to have better photos up soon, but please go and have a look and let us know what you think – www.msakl.org.nz

8. Scooter for Sale

$3,400 – Pride Mobility Quest Foldable

This scooter has not been used before. It is super portable, and extremely easy to operate.

For more information call Jean on 09 846 4131





That’s all for this month! Our next e-newsletter will be out mid July.

Have a wonderful month.

With best wishes,


GM - MS Auckland