Multiple Sclerosis Auckland

Raised so far

$5,328

Our goal

$25,000

"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

$21

Vicki Lowrie

$42

Shaun Jang

$42

Sophia Wheeler

$105

Mve

$11

Erik G

Hook it up for the homies!

$105

Rose Chatterley-hodgson

$90

Anonymous

$120

Anonymous

My little bit towards the peer support work. I hope you continue that work !! All the best

$21

Siobhan Macdonald

$251

Vinayak Samant

You are an inspiration to many. We are proud of you.

$20

Melanie Paton

$21

Alan Wightman

$11

Sophia Wheeler

$11

Yolanda Van Vugt

Best of luck with everything! x

$42

Iskra Trenceva

$2

Becky Tucker

$21

Demi Fredrick

Good luck with all your fundraising!!!!! I wish you nothing but the best and think you are an amazing human!!! ❤️❤️❤️

$5

Anonymous

$6

D.m

$3

Becky Tucker

$3

Anonymous

$11

Sophia

$105

Aaji

Proud of you Anu.

$525

Yashlin Naidoo

TO KEEP NEW ZEALAND MOVING:)

$21

Louise Bell

$11

Anonymous

$21

Tracey-maree Houia

Having MS and having your best friend have it too makes this koha seem small indeed but as they say every cent counts.

$42

Anonymous

$40

Anonymous

$21

Jasmeen And Jan Willem Makan & Waenink

$21

Megan James

Hope this provides even a little bit of support to help the good work you do.

$21

Meriel Cavanagh Cavanagh

$84

Nigel Upchurch

$53

Noelle Dance

Love your work Anu! Keep being a bad ass bish xxxxxxx

$21

Arthi Comrie

So proud of you Anu! You are a constant source of inspiration cos you keep on keeping on and smashing goals, making new ones. I fully support you in all of your endeavours. Much love - Arthi xx

$21

Mandy Bishop

$21

Vincent Ingram

$11

Anonymous

$42

Dan Tasker

$21

Bernard Whelan

$53

Carolyn Lucas

Thanks for all your great work.

$40

Jenna & Jamie

$21

Christine Ball

$126

Anonymous

$11

Erena Sawada

$42

Thérèse Russel

Well done xxx

$158

Anonymous

you are doing so well Anu, you always have a smile, so proud of you

$263

Suzanne Maclean

$11

Julie Richards

$11

Anonymous

$11

Rachael Goldstone

$21

Julie

$11

Elspeth Coldwell

$21

Diana Mitchell

$21

Anonymous

$53

Patti Clark

$11

Hannah Tack

$42

Gaewyn Grant

$40

Anonymous

We love you SiMac! A+A

$42

Amy Wallis

$42

Anonymous

$16

Marnie Vos

$105

Drew And Simon

Our close friend (pretty much family) has MS, so we are pleased to contribute something towards this cause!

$126

Suk Yee Chow

You are not alone

$200

Simon Maclean

Thank you for the incredible work you do MS Auckland! And so proud to call you my friend Anu.

$21

Emily Smith

$42

Margaret Mcleod

Kia kaha!

$40

Mikki Green

$126

Taleen Khalili

$21

Nicola Owen Owen

$126

Donald Bowie

$21

Sarah Mcbride

$26

Brian Mullan

For Brenda and Rakesh

$21

Ayo Aquino

$42

Hanna Von Randow

You got this Anu! Much love.

$100

Eden Kelly

$21

Jennifer Sharplin

$11

Rose Salama

$20

Sheldon Turner

You are doing a great thing Anu. Good luck with everything 😁

$105

Bhagyashree Barlingay

Way to go, Anu ! What a beautiful model you are! Congratulations! Appreciate your bravery and compassion to help others.

$79

Shrutika

Love your mahi, Anu!

$100

Terrence And Lisa

We are so proud of you Anu. May your Bright Light always Shine and continue to inspire others.God's Blessings and Grace be with you always

$20

Theo Turner

$21

Anonymous

$84

Radha Bage

$21

Sterling Sharplin

$75

Thushara Gunanayagam

🙂

$105

Anonymous

$126

Raghuram Vijapurapu

Anu, you're a star!

$21

Belle Whitmore

$21

Anne & Wilfred Hemrom

Great going Anu!

$100

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy

$105

Dinesh Vishvanath Shinde

All the best, Anu.. I am proud of you.

$21

Nick Low

$100

D Joshi

It takes courage to try and overcome all the challenges. But to help and guide others is truly inspirational. Wish you all the very best :)

$21

Jane Chatterley

$11

Anonymous

$1

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