Skegness MS branch in £1,500 boost following fundraisers in Partney area

The presentation ceremony. Photo supplied.

The presentation ceremony. Photo supplied.

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A local woman who has multiple sclerosis has presented over £1,500 to the MS Society’s Skegness branch after she embarked on a number of fundraisers for the charity in the Partney area.

Hannah Shucksmith has been busy this year holding a number of events to generate cash for the cause.

These have included an event in June when Partney School children helped her to raise £500, and another sponsored event when Hannah and her 15-year-old daughter Amber walked eight-and-a-half miles from Ashby-by-Partney to Harrington. This raised another £650.

A ‘Dancing in the Garden’ event with the band Dr Frankenfish generated another £400 towards Hannah’s grand total of £1552.75.

“The money will go into the research into a cure for MS,” said Hannah. “I was diagnosed with MS in 2012 and felt that I wanted to help.”

The cash windfall was handed over to the MS Society in a special ceremony in the Blacksmiths Arms in Skendleby recently.

“The pub invited me to join them for their monthly band night to present my cheque to the Skegness branch of the MS Society,” continued Hannah. “Greta Burman came with her family to accept the cheque.

“The pub have been very supportive of my cause and they had one of my sponsor forms on the bar to help me,” she added.