Don't just take our word for it!
We know that you teachers love the MS Readathon, you tell us every year. And we LOVE you!
What could be better than encouraging your little ones to pick up a book and get stuck in to magical adventures?
The real super heroes of the MS Readathon story. The amount of books your read and the money you raise each year never fails to amaze.
Elodie and her Mam Aline
"Hello. My name is Elodie and I am 8 years old. I enjoy doing the MS Readathon. The best part is you can read in many langauages if you brave enough like I read in French. The reason is my mammy has MS so she asked me would you like to read in French. After the MS Readathon I felt so good I wanted to write a book!"
"My name is Aline and I was born in France but have been living in Ireland more than half of my life! I was diagnosed with MS in 2009 which came as a shock although I knew something wasn't right. There was nothing wrong with my bike as I first thought as it was getting harder to pedal and balance when cycling to work.
From the very start since the diagnosis, MS Ireland has always been there to help on this journey and have been brilliant at providing information, organising days out and exercise classes which are so important to keep mobile.
We're so proud of Elodie for taking part in the MSReadathon because it means so much to us. But it's also been a great motivation to get her into the habit of reading. She even read a few books in French ! She loves when she's finished a book to add it to the list so she can see her great achievement. As a result we now have reading time as a family!" (Aline)
"My name is Zoe and I am 7 years old. This year will be my first time doing the MS Readathon and I am doing it to try and raise money for MS"
readathon legends Conna NS
"Our school took part in the MS Readathon in 2021 for the first time and we intend on doing it every single year from now on!!!
The children began reading in November and as a teachers as we saw it is a massive improvement in their reading appetite as they were very eager to read as many books as possible throughout the month.
The children even wanted to continue reading into December.
Our children love helping MS Ireland and it was a way for all children of all reading levels to engage together as a whole school. We look forward to beginning our reading in November once again."
Claire Nagle, Deputy Principal, Conna NS
"Hi, my name is Abi. I'm 9 years old and this is my third year taking part in the MS Readathon. I started when I was 7 in lockdown. Me and my Mom decided to do the MS Readathon because I like reading books. I enjoy reading diary of a wimpy kid and because it helps people with MS"
Dearbhla Crosse - MS Readathon ambassador and Teacher
Hayley Fitzsimons - Primary School Teacher