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Gloucester Nurse Abseils for MS Charity
A Gloucester nurse is jumping 100ft down the Avon Gorge with 29 others to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Claire Mustoe's mum - Katherine Norris - was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004 and suffered with the degenerative condition for ten years before passing away in November last year.
Now in her mum's memory, she's hoping to raise £2,000 for the Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Quedgeley.
Claire's telling Heart she hopes people with the condition will choose to get help there unlike her mum.
"Because my mum was quite private she never went to the centre, she didn't like to admit she had MS and during the whole ten years she only admitted she had it once."
The centre has been running for 30 years, it was started by people who have MS and wanted to improve the therapy options available in their area.
Claire's hoping her donations will go towards running the High Dosage Oxygen Therapy.
"It's good for the symptoms of MS so it helps you feel a little bit better. The oxygen works on the muscles and just helps relive all the aches and pains."
This is a self-help centre, with no NHS or Government support. We rely on constant fund-raising, grants and donations to be able to continue with what we do.
Claire's a staff nurse at Gloucester Royal Hospital and work in the Theatre Department in Recovery, and 16 other nurses at the hospital are joining in with the sponsored abseil.
'It would be good to show the community the caring side of the staff that I work with as they do such marvellous things and don't get the recognition they deserve."
The big jump is on the 23rd May and if you want to help with the donations visit Claire's Just Giving Page.
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