As a not for profit organisation fundraising is essential to enable us continue to provide services to our clients and their families.
The events each year do vary but we also have our regular events too including the Michael Ford / MS Waikato Charity Golf Tournament and our annual appeal.
MS doesn’t just affect one person, it affects many others around them too. World MS Day, a global awareness will take place on the 30th May and New Zealands MS Awareness week will take place from the 13 - 19 September. During these periods we strive to raise public awareness and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis as well as well as services provided.
To have stalls throughout our region during MS Awareness Week is quite a large task and we are always seeking volunteers to assist with this. If think you may like to assist with future events, even for just an hour or two, please contact us to register your interest, every little helps to make a difference and is appreciated.
The Michael Ford Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Established in 1999 by Michael Ford the tournament has been an annual fundraiser for us. Michael Ford was a successful, dynamic business man; however his world was turned upside down when at the age of 36 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Our 2021 tournament raised $9,382, a huge thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and support.
The Kawhia Cruise
The Kawhia Cruise is organised independently by Adam Muir and his daughter Ash, as a fundraiser to support MS Waikato. This has been an annual event, taking place on a Sunday, early November. The 2021 Cruise due to be held on Sunday 14th November, has unfortunately been cancelled due to Covid The event attracts a large number of classic cars for a fun day out.
The day starts with breakfast at the Jukebox diner at Railside Ave, Hamilton. The group then work their way through to Pirongia, onto Oparau and finally Kawhia to be entertained by the band ‘Shotgun’.