Monday September 22 2014 04:53 PM
Moone Boy superstars David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly officially kicked off the 2014 MS READaTHON in style at Dublin's oldest bookshop, Hodges Figgis, today. We were thrilled to be joined by our long-term supporters, the fabulous authors and illustrators; Sarah Webb, Marisa Mackle, Mariee Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisin McGann and Anna McPartlin. Also joining us were Finn Donnelly and some lovely pupils from The Children's House, Stillorgan and St Fintan's National School, Sutton.
This year our new ambassadors are Aoife Kirwan and her seven year old son Adam. Having been diagnosed with MS in her final year of college Aoife, now 27, actively advocates for young people with MS and we think she is the perfect person to help us get young people reading.
She comments: “As a mum, being a part of the MS READaTHON is very important to me. My son Adam loves to read and because he knows exactly why raising money through things like the MS READaTHON is important, he is more interested - he wants to help people like mammy!”
Seven year-old Adam says it’s important for children to take part in the MS READaTHON because “it’s good to read.” He also says that MS Ireland uses the money raised to “help people with MS”.
We had loads of media popping in to photograph and film the launch so keep your eyes and ears open over the next while to catch it all!
Sign up to the MS READaTHON today!