The Myasthenia Gravis Association E Newsletter

I would like to extend an invitation to your school –
and give you a chance to win £1,000 worth of vouchers!

Ellie is just 6 years old and was born with CMS. She has spent a lot of time in hospital and has had to be put onto life support on several occasions in her short life. Ellie is just one of several children we are supporting with MG/CMS together with 8,000 adults in the UK and Ireland.

So, would you like to join me in supporting the work of The Myasthenia Gravis Association, the only UK charity to support people of all ages who suffer from Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome (CMS)?

Will you support this charity and help them with their Plant-a-Bulb event 2011?

We are always being told that fresh air and exercise is good for our children and this event gives us the perfect opportunity to get them out into the school grounds learning about planting bulbs, the design of gardens and how they can be creative using colour and space. It is an opportunity to discuss the value of insects, whether bees prefer certain colours and how nectar is made and used.

How does the event work?

The charity, MGA, will supply your school with UK grown mixed narcissus bulbs which, once planted and left undisturbed will flower for years to come. In return we ask you to collect sponsorship, or do a fundraising event to support MGA resulting in helping them to support people with MG/CMS.
The bulbs are supplied in bags of 3kg (approx 50-60 bulbs) and you can order up to 12kg for your school bearing in mind of course that the more you order the higher the cost to the charity.

MGA will need to know whether your school would like to take part and stand the chance to win £1,000 in gardening vouchers by 14th July 2011.

MGA will supply the bulbs to your school without charge on the understanding that you will collect funds either by sponsorship, or by organising an event for the charity in return for the bulbs.
I look forward to hearing from you,

Alan Titchmarsh

Plant – a –Bulb – the Event

  1. It is a sponsored* event organised within the school curriculum with benefits to the school and the local community and can be used as a teaching aid.

*We are happy for you to organise a fundraising event instead of sponsorship.

  1. All schools taking part will receive a certificate of thanks.
  2. The event opens up the opportunity to discuss the growing cycle of plants, the insects they support and the needs of a plant for survival.

It also gives the school the chance to win the vouchers for £1,000

  1. The prize of £1,000 will be offered to the school that in the opinion of the judges has made the most improvement to the area where the bulbs have been planted. It is essential that you take before and after photographs and send these to our head office by May 2012.
  2. Download the registration form to register your interest and send it to the address below by 14th July 2011.
  3. You can set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for your school to raise the necessary funds. Thank you.

    Richard Foster,
    The College Business Centre,
    Uttoxeter New Road,
    DE22 3WZ.

    Email: Tel No 01332 290219


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