Wirral mums' cake break raises thousands for MS Society

Wirral Globe: Kirsty Brady and Kat Garner with Cake Break fundraising team Kirsty Brady and Kat Garner with Cake Break fundraising team

TWO Wirral mums affected by multiple sclerosis invited readers to enjoy a piece of cake and raised more than £5,000 for a charity supporting fellow sufferers.

Kat Garner and Kirsty Brady's Cake Break was held at St Luke's Church in Hoylake on Saturday and raised £5069.

Kat's parents live with MS and Kirsty has the condition.

The two met at a new mums group a year ago as they had their babies five days apart.

On Cake Break day there was also a raffle, an auction of signed football shirts, games and craft stalls.

Kirsty told the Globe: "Kat and I are amazed by all the support we have had from all our friends and family and local business who donated to the raffle.

"We loved organising the event and seeing the result and knowing how much this is going to help makes it all worth it.

"We would also like to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers who helped us make this happen, especially our two main bakers Caroline French and Anna Lamond, we couldn’t have done it without any of you."

Kat's dad was diagnosed with MS in 1997. She says he now struggles with fatigue and his walking.

Her mum found out she had the condition in 2009 and Kat, 28, says it was a massive shock: "It was difficult enough seeing one parent struggle so when Mum was diagnosed as well I was heartbroken.

"Mum's MS has been much more aggressive and her condition has worsened rapidly.

"They both have good days and bad but have learnt to manage as best as they can by relying on each other."

Kirsty, 29, has sensory and cognitive problems with her MS and sometimes has issues with her walking.

The MS Society is the leading national charity for people with multiple sclerosis. More than 100,000 people are living with multiple sclerosis in the UK.

Most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s and the condition affects almost three times as many women as men.

The MS Society aims to raise more than £350,000 from a national Cake Break event on Friday, May 2. To sign up visit www.cakebreak.org.uk

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