Multiple Sclerosis Auckland

Raised so far

$3,939

Our goal

$10,000

"My diagnosis came in December 2015, when I was 17, so I have had Multiple Sclerosis for nearly five years.

Day-to-day, I experience many symptoms, including fatigue, balance issues, and altered sensation such as numbness and tingling. Growing up, I played and competed in many sports. Since my diagnosis with MS, I have adapted my old workouts to match my level of fitness to how my body feels on that specific day.

MS Auckland helped me realise the significant impact of daily exercise and mindfulness meditation on my physical and mental well-being. These strategies help me cope with stress and anxiety when studying full-time. At my diagnosis, I was hesitant to meet others with MS and I felt isolated. It was my mum who reached out to MS Auckland and began attending the support groups and kept in contact with the community advisors. This support was educational for my mum and provided a lot of perspective and empathy towards my decisions about my health. It created room for more open communication between us. After a while, I made a friend with MS who attended a support group and who wasn't my mum! With her encouragement, making new friends and by participating, I have become actively involved in MS Auckland, and they are training me to be a peer support worker. I am really enjoying the voluntary work as it gives me an opportunity to make lifelong friends and learn about Multiple Sclerosis."

"The support I get from MS Auckland is essential and fulfilling. Not only do I look forward to the future, but I also look forward to the new information, ideas, and people it has brought into my life! It is great knowing I am part of something bigger than myself and there is a whole community of people and wonderful community advisors.

Your support for MS Auckland provides a vital service for me, and others like me, living with MS and for those around us, like my mum. The Peer Support Programme can help more people like myself get trained to become peer support workers and be even more engaged in the community. It is crucial for newly diagnosed people with MS to get support so we can come to terms with our illness and how to move forward with it. While there is no cure for MS yet, your donation can help me, and others with MS, manage our MS and live our best lives possible."

About Us

Your donation to MS Auckland will help ensure that people with Multiple Scelrosis receive the information, care and support they need from the time they are first diagnosed and throughout their life. You will also be supporting the development of unique programmes that help people with MS and their families. All donations are very much appreciated and we thank you in advance for considering supporting MS Auckland.

Over the past 55 years, since MS Auckland began, we have been supporting people with MS, and their families, friends and employers. Through our home based services, hydrotherapy sessions, exercise classes, support groups, workshops, specialised programmes, and a wide variety of information resources, we have been able to contribute in achieving our mission of ‘people with MS living fulfilling lives’. 

MS Auckland’s goals are firstly that every person newly diagnosed with MS receives the wrap around holistic support to enable them to understand and manage their condition well; and secondly that people with MS and their families continue to receive on-going support for life-long management of their MS. 

We are developing a special newly-diagnosed service and are working closely with the hospital team to help ensure everyone can gain access to our community service and wrap around support. Our community care team receive on-going training to enable their outreach work to be of the highest standard. Our office team are on hand throughout the working week to manage queries received and to develop our workshops and programmes, many of which have already become an integral part of people’s management of Multiple Sclerosis. 

Our services

Community Advisory

Counselling 

Educational Resources

Exercise Classes 

Hydrotherapy

Peer Support

Support Groups 

Wellness Programmes

Workshops

Contact

Phone: (09) 845 5921 

Address: PO Box 33574, Takapuna, Auckland 0740

   

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$264

Anonymous

Remember, someone who keeps smiling, they could be hiding something. Take care

$20

Radha Bage

$80

Radha Bage

Keep up the good work Anu!!

$21

Tom Pattullo

$250

Anagha Kawley

Dear Anu & the Peer support group keep up the good work guys!! proud of you all!!

$53

Ajinkya

Proud of you Sis! All the best !

$150

Shivani Kumar

On behalf of myself, mum and Tej :)

$100

Lisa Gunanayagam

We are so Proud of you Anu. May you continue to be a Blessing to others. Guna Fam

$42

Anonymous

Love you Anu x

$53

Shrutika Gunanayagam

$40

Annie

Wonderful organisation that I have heard such great things about!!

$50

Debbie

Wonderful service and support received by Tatjana and Anu you are an inspiration for those of us living with MS! Wonderful group to be involved with.

$126

Tracey

$42

Bronwyn Young

Thanks Anu for your inspirations. Bronwyn

$42

Sarah Filetti

To help keep the great work you guys do, it's fantastic.

$50

Melanie Paton

$1.05k

Mike Dashwood

Your work Whānau/Family are supporting you and MS Auckland to live your best lives. Kia kaha.

$24

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

$11

Anonymous

$32

Anonymous

$21

Trish Roux De Buisson Roux De Buisson

$21

Emily Hermans Smith

Take care, everyone, during these difficult times.

$42

Joan Perry

$50

Viv & Barry

Happy to support a cause that we have seen benefit our daughter in law Rochelle so much.

$20

Ayesha Cave

Sending love to all, especially my Aunty Rochelle Cave ❤

$21

Dawn P

Rochelle you are one brave wahine toa. A small token to help with the MS fundraiser and a bit of love shared with MS community. Keep living your best life!

$42

Anne M

Happy to support a cause who supported my friend so well.

$42

Anonymous

$10

Hayley Emerson

$21

Brigid Wilkinson

$21

Lyndon Evans

$42

Debbie Crawford

If anyone can inspire new MS sufferers, my beautiful neice Rochelle Cave can. Proud of you girl, & your outlook on life & the way you have taken on your condition. Love U

$21

Sal Jabr

$100

Dinesh Shinde

Good on you Anu. Keep it up!!

$84

Anonymous

$11

Farheen Kothiwala

$11

Jack Mathers

Keep fighting the good fight, much love

$42

Billie Douglas

$21

Will

Kia kaha

$53

Tony Graham

Thank you for all the support

$126

Sir Ian Barker

$100

Thushara Gunanayagam

$124

Anonymous

$21

Peta

$20

Antonia Whitlock

$42

Valerie Seales

$105

Marie Van Es

$21

Jaideep Singh

$84

Anonymous

Important mahi to support!

$40

Anonymous

$21

Anna Tashkoff

$20

Nicola Bitossi

$1

Anonymous

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