Hunstanton golfers boost multiple sclerosis research

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Research into the cause of and a potential cure for multiple sclerosis has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of members at the Hunstanton Golf Club.

The cause was chosen by the club’s ladies’ section captain, Dorothy English, to be supported during her year in office.

A range of fundraising activities held at the club, in Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, over recent months have helped to raise a total of £2,127.50, which has now been presented to fundraisers.

Charity officials estimate that more than 100,000 people have the condition, which affects the central nervous system, in the UK and almost three times more women than men are affected.

Patients usually first start to experience symptoms, which can include problems with balance and vision or fatigue, in their 20s and 30s and a range of treatments are available to help to manage the condition.

However, although research work is continuing, the cause of the disease remains unknown and no cure has yet been found.

Joining Mrs English, above second left, for the presentation were, from left, ladies’ section president Christine Morgan, club treasurer Derek Shannon, multiple sclerosis fundraiser Kathleen Shannon and club secretary Phil Holmes.