A GROUP of fundraisers who have raised more than £20,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research will host a summer fayre in Hoylake.

Kat Garner, sister Vicki Bithell and close friend Kirsty Grice (Wirral GeMS - Getting Even with MS) will hold the fayre at St Lukes Church in Hoylake on August 19 from 12.30pm.

The event is free entry with a number of activities for all to get involved in including homemade cakes, craft stalls, a raffle, games and face painting.

The trio have already raised thousands of pounds to help the MS Society support people with MS in the UK following their own experiences of living with the condition.

Kat and Vicki’s father was diagnosed with the condition in 1997 and then 12 years later her mother was also diagnosed, while Kirsty herself has MS.

Kirsty, who was diagnosed with MS in 2010, said: “After my diagnosis I received so much help and support from the Wirral MS Society.

“I’ve learnt that you have to live for today and look after yourself and living with MS means that every day is a new day for me.

“There isn’t a cure for the condition as of yet, but by helping raise as much money as I possibly can I can help the MS Society to fund life-changing research.”

The MS Society is the leading national charity for people with MS.

More than 100,000 people are living with the condition in the UK and it is most commonly diagnosed in people’s 20’s and 30’s and affects almost three times as many women as men.

MS can get steadily worse, or remain unpredictable throughout your life – one day you can be fine, the next you might lose your sight or be unable to move.

Kat told the Globe: “Since our last event in 2015 we have changed our fundraising groups name from 'Yummy Mummies' to 'Wirral GeMS - Getting Even with MS' and we completed the snowdonia zipline last year raising more than £800.

“Earlier this year Kirsty and her friend Tom completed a skydive raising more than £1,500 bringing our fundraising total to £20,00.

“We were also asked by the producers of channel 4's Hollyoaks to go along to the set and help with a storyline regarding an MS diagnosis last year.”