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We are very lucky to have so many fabulous friends who have supported us over the years... without them the MS READaTHON would not be as successful. Thanks guys!
Harry Potter Star, Luna Lovegood, AKA Evanna Lynch, is a great supporter of the MS READaTHON and joined some Harry Potter fans to launch the 23rd MS READaTHON. Evanna took part in the MS READaTHON in her school in Carlow and encourages all kids and teens to get involved. Read more
Bestselling author Cecelia has always been a great supporter of the MS READaTHON helping to launch the campaign and hand out prizes at the Awards Ceremony. Cecelia says “I'm delighted to be involved in MS READaTHON because not only does it raise awareness to help all those with MS, it also promotes reading for children which I think is massively important in helping those little imaginations become big ones!
RTE star Laura Woods has been supporting MS Ireland and the MS READaTHON as far back as she can remember. She thinks it’s a wonderful way to raise money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and for children to rediscover the joy of reading. Laura always comes to the Awards Ceremony to meet all the winners even though she has a very busy working life. She hopes to continue to support it for as long as she can.
RTE presenter Síle Seoige became a friend of the MS READaTHON at the 2009/2010 awards ceremony where she met up with some of the prize winners on the day. Síle says: “I always loved reading as a child. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book in front of the fire and losing yourself in the story. The MS READaTHON is a fantastic way for children to read a book while helping those with Multiple Sclerosis. Long may it continue!”
RTE presenter Aidan Power has been a great supportor of the MS READaTHON for many years. Aidan comes to the Annual Award Ceremony to meet all our lucky winners.
“What a wonderful idea the MS Readathon is. Anything that can be done to encourage the enjoyment of reading - either to you or out loud to a friend gets my full support. To have the added bonus of knowing that your reading is helping such a valuable charity makes this an extra special event. I hope you succeed in making 2009 the most successful MS Readathon ever!”
Ireland and Leinster rugby player Gordon D’Arcy has been a supporter of the MS READaTHON since 2005 attending many of our launches and Awards Ceremonies to hand out prizes to all of our winners. Gordon loves to read and his favourite author is Roald Dahl.
Judy May Murphy
“MS READaTHON has proven itself on so many levels over many years, which is why I am delighted and proud to be involved. Helping kids and adults to grow their love of reading while also enabling many to conquer health issues and live as full a life as possible, this is a situation which benefits everyone in Ireland. As a coach I see on a daily basis that educating yourself and looking after your body are the cornerstones to a successful happy life. So many people have been touched by MS READaTHON and I encourage those who are new to it to dive in and have as much fun as possible.”
“The MS Readathon’ works its magic every year as more kids and families and schools get involved. It is such a brilliant idea as it gets children reading and yet raises money for one of the best causes ever for people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis.
“A brilliant campaign. Where else can you raise money for a good cause just by entertaining yourself?”
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“Books are bloody brilliant"!!!
Author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series published by Puffin Books. Eoin says, "Everybody knows that reading is connected to intelligence. The more you read, the smarter you get. Simple as that. What everybody doesn't know, is that reading is the most tremendous fun! A good book can transport you to places that you have never been before, in fact nobody has been there before because they only exist in your mind. Don't let others hog all the fun. Open a good book, and be transported.”
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