A PERSONAL touch has highlighted the work done by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society – and its Fife branch in particular.
The group has received a payout of over £200 from the Asda Community Life programme, after being nominated by Lundin Links youngster Kirsty Rodgers and her family.
Waid Academy pupil Kirsty (12) wrote on her nomination that she wanted to raise awareness of MS in the community.
Most people, she said, thought people with the condition were always unable to walk and often needed to use wheelchairs – when, in fact, MS symptoms, while difficult and debilitating, were often invisible.
Kirsty explained her mother June had lived with MS for 14 years, adding: “Mum often has really bad pain, gets exhausted very easily, and sometimes wobbles and loses her balance while walking.
“She carries on as normal as much as she can, and often people don’t realise how ill she is.
“I think it’s important to let people know more about MS, so they will understand that MS people can have good days when they have few problems.
“Then they might have a really bad spell and need lots of help to do things.
“I nominated MS Fife for the Community Life award because they are doing a lot to help people realise there are a lot of fairly young people in Fife like my mum, who live with MS, and they to encourage younger people to come to them for help and advice.”
Pictured at the presentation are June with younger daughter Adele, eight, and Kirsty, centre, with local MSP David Torrance.