MS sufferer takes on tough challenge and raises £3000

Jackie O'Neill, of St Andrews, running in Survival of the Fittest.

Jackie O'Neill, of St Andrews, running in Survival of the Fittest.

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Two years ago Jackie O’Neill’s world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

“It was a total shock and knocked me for six,” said Jackie (37), from St Andrews.

Positive support from family and friends helped her through that difficult time and to come to terms with the neurological condition that affects the central nervous system.

More than 100,000 people in the UK have the condition and as yet there is no cure but research is progressing fast, which is why Jackie set out to fundraise for the MS Society by taking on a challenge that would be tough for even the healthiest of competitors.

“I took part in Survival of the Fittest 10k in Edinburgh in October,” Jackie said. “This was a massive achievement for me as some days are a struggle. I was determined not to let MS beat me and raise money for a fantastic cause at the same time.”

Her efforts paid off and she raised an impressive £3000.

She thanked everyone who had kindly donated - you can still contribute at www.justgiving.com/Jackie-O-Neill