Supporters of a Radlett charity which funds research into finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis raised over £19,000 in a week last month.
Eighteen cyclists undertook a three hour indoor bike ride from London to Brighton, a distance of over 50 mile, in aid of Aims2Cure and raised the impressive amount in sponsorship.
Cadi Goldstein, chairman of the charity, said she was overwhelmed by the support of not only the cyclists but also everyone who donated to the event.
The charity currently sponsors various projects taking place at some of the UK’s leading neurological institutions including King’s College London and Oxford University. Additionally they help to improve the quality of life of people with MS.
Aims2Cure hold various events throughout the year and have to date raised over £1 million, something they never dreamt possible when they set up this charity nearly 20 years ago. The charity consists of 11 voluntary members who are committed and passionate about this cause and are determined to find a cure.
Candi explained why they are so committed to funding a cure.
She explained: “MS sufferers are struck down in the prime of life, usually between the ages of 20 and 40, although the disease can strike at any age. Just when individuals are embarking on the next stage of life, a career perhaps, or a family, they are faced with an uncertain and unpredictable future.
“MS is a cruel condition. Men and women who were once energetic, mobile and independent people lose all this to have a life solely reliant on others and being able to do nothing for themselves. It’s unimaginable. This is why Aims2Cure are so motivated to find a cure or a treatment.”
For more information about this charity please visit www.aims2cure.org.uk.