Offaly MS silver jubilee celebration

A NIGHT of celebration was enjoyed by the Offaly Branch Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland to mark its 25th birthday.

A NIGHT of celebration was enjoyed by the Offaly Branch Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland to mark its 25th birthday.

The society commemorated its beginnings with the dinner dance in the Tullamore Court hotel on Friday, April 20 last and were joined by branch members from Tipperary, Wexford and Westmeath, who came to support the Offaly branch.

A great night was had with over hundred of people sitting down to enjoy the celebratory meal and birthday cake.

Music on the night was provided by ‘Midnight Blue’ and everyone danced the night away until well into the small hours. The branch would like to extend a thank you to all their supporters and sponsors.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord. It is the most common diabiliting neurological condition of young adults, affecting approximately 6,000 people in Ireland.

It affects more woman then men with the most common age of diagnosis being the late twenties to mid thirties.

For further information on the condition, please contact the helpline on 1850 233 233.

See this Tuesday’s Offaly Express for extensive photographic coverage.