Volunteer / Trustee and 50/50 Co-ordinator
My name is Ruth Hart, I’m 41 years old and I am the proud mother of two, girlfriend to the lovely Rob and an avid supporter of Wigan Athletic FC.
I enjoy spending my time walking my two naughty Cavalier King Charles spaniels, singing along at rock concerts (and avoiding the mosh pit at all costs) and attending football matches with my best friends.
I was diagnosed with relapsing and remitting Multiple Sclerosis back in 2008. The diagnosis period was difficult for me (as I am sure it is for everyone) however my wonderful family and friends stood by me all the way.
I started my treatment on daily Copaxone injections, however I recently transitioned to Gilenya tablets which help me in continuing with my daily life.
Since attending the Wigan MS centre regularly, my outlook upon my condition has further improved. Spending time with likeminded people assures me that I am never alone, and I wish to ensure others feel the same way by coordinating the monthly 50/50 draw to raise funds for the centre to help us increase the facilities we already have to help each and every person who attends. We are always looking for new supporters for the draw, check out how to join on our fundraising page.
Here at the Multiple Sclerosis centre, we welcome everyone and always wish to support one another; as we have each experienced the difficulty of living with MS/being the loved one of a sufferer. We are overwhelmed with the amount of kindness and support we have received from the public during our fundraisers and events, and are always looking for new friendly faces to volunteer their time to help our charity grow further.