Tuesday, May 08, 2018

e-newsletter May 2018

e-newsletter May 2018


Research is creating new knowledge. – Neil Armstrong

I am so excited about our Research Day this year. We are thrilled to have a wonderful line up of three presenters for our Research Day who will talk on Brain Health, Cognition and Diet. They will take us through some of the latest evidence and research on these topics. I’m so very excited to hear them! This is a free event, however you must register if you would like to attend. Please see below for more information on how to register. Be in quick so you don’t miss out!

Life Buoy is our other big event coming up in June. The fundraising committee has been working very hard on this and we have a wonderful afternoon planned. We hope you will join us and invite your friends and family as well.

More information on both these exciting events and more can be found below.

1.Research Day
2.Life Buoy for MS
3.Monthly giving
4.Bits and bobs

1. Research Day 2018 – Saturday 26th May

Registration is now open for Research Day 2018. This is a very popular event each year. We reach out to experts to bring you some of the latest evidence in topics of interest to the MS Community.

More information on the speakers can be found in this flyer, or by going to our website

Tickets will go fast so please if you would like to attend do not delay. Registrations are taken through Eventbrite.

If you register and then are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can open your seat up to someone else.


2. Life Buoy for MS - Sunday 17th June 2018

Have you got your ticket yet? The Committee are working so hard on putting this together and I am sure it will be an afternoon to remember.

Click on Eventbrite tickets to purchase your tickets today.

It is our biggest fundraiser of the year and lots of fun. We have some amazing prizes up for Auction. In a few weeks we will be listing some of the key prizes. However you need to be there to bid, as this year we will not be doing electronic bidding.

We would not be able to do this each year without our sponsors has joined our long term community sponsor  and newcomer to provide us with their valued support this year.


3. Monthly Giving to MS Auckland

We are so very grateful to all our supporters. Without you we would not be able to carry our valued work for people affected by MS.

If you haven’t done so already, have you thought of monthly giving?

Monthly giving is an easy way to support MS Auckland programmes and activities. It also helps us with our budgets and provides on-going security for us through the year. All our monthly donors receive an annual receipt at the end of the tax year. No amount is too small. Just $10 a month is a great help and very much appreciated.

Monthly donation payments can be done through your bank or your credit card. If you would like more information on monthly donations, please contact Becky at becky@msakl.org.nz or on 09 845 5921.


4. Bits and Bobs

a. Regatta Chef Series event – Regatta Bar + Eatery is one of our favourite eateries in Takapuna. This year they are supporting our Life Buoy for MS event with a $500 gift voucher! This will be auctioned off along with a 3 night holiday home stay in Takapuna. If you don’t win this fabulous prize you may still want to check out their exclusive Regatta Chef Series for 2018, which is now in its third successful year. Each Chef Series event is a delicious carefully curated six-course degustation dinner expertly matched with wines from a guest winery. Tickets are only $125pp per event PLUS you can purchase season tickets to all five Chef Series at the special price of $499 per person (one chef series is free!). You won’t want to miss this opportunity for an evening of taste sensations! Bookings are limited and essential. Book directly at: Regatta

b. Facebook and Website
- If you haven’t already, please join us on Facebook for interesting stories and updates, and check out our website for more news, information and events.

c. E-bike raffle – Tickets sales are now closed for the e-bike raffle. Thank you to all who have bought tickets and supported this raffle. Big thanks also to Electric Bikes NZ for donating this great prize. The draw will take place on the 9th of May. The lucky winner will be notified and the winning ticket number will be announced on our Facebook page. Good luck!

Until next time,

With best wishes,

Ingrid Minett
General Manager