The MS Society, the UK’s largest national charity focused on MS, has appointed Russam GMS as its first corporate partner to support its ‘Stop MS’ appeal.
The appeal aims to raise £107m in the next 10 years in a bid to stop people developing MS.
Russam has pledged to raise 100k over the next two years; £1 for every person in the UK suffering from the disease.
The company has planned many fund raising activities to help reach its target including a London to Paris Bike Ride, regular ‘Bake offs’, a MS Walk, a ‘Night Rider’ event and wine tasting events. The company will also appeal for corporate donations towards the appeal.
With medical research into MS at a tipping point, MS Society hopes that by raising £107m funding in the next decade, new treatments will be developed that will not only dramatically improve symptoms, but potentially bring progression to a halt.
Jason Atkinson, Managing Director of Russam and a trustee at MS Society said, “MS is a subject close to my heart. The MS Society is doing some ground breaking work to support people with MS and to halt the progress of MS. We’re delighted to support them and to be their first corporate partner. All our activities over the two years, will be focused on raising money for the ‘Stop MS’ appeal.”
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About the MS Society
The MS Society is the UK’s largest national charity for MS. We have been investing in research and providing care, advice and support for everyone affected by MS since 1953
Its vision is a world free from the effects of MS. The charity’s ultimate goal is to find a cure. Until then, it will do all that we can to enable the 100,000 people living with MS in the UK to know that they do not have to face MS alone.
About Russam GMS Ltd:
Russam GMS is the longest established Interim Management Provider in the UK and has a 32 year track record of providing Interim Management, Project Management and Executive Search solutions, both here and internationally. Our human capital solutions across our clients’ businesses underpin our belief that ‘Who we find changes what you become’.
Our mission is to be the outstanding provider in our markets which has been reflected in a number of recent recruitment industry awards including for being the UK’s ‘Best Interim Recruitment Provider’ – 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and a recent reward as ‘Executive Search Firm of the Year’ 2014.
We have the broadest reach of any UK Interim Management Provider – with a core register of over 15,000 board level interims – as well as having deep and extensive connections with other types of candidates; so we can source thousands of senior executives across a range of disciplines and industry sectors. Our interims are board level executives working in Finance, Programme and Project Management, IT, HR, Compliance, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, Turnaround, General Management and Change Management.
Our sectors: o Financial Services o Not-for-Profit o Manufacturing, engineering, aerospace and defence o Energy o Government o Education o Professional Services o Technology, Media and Telecoms o Private Equity o Healthcare o Retail & Consumer
We’re committed to ﬁnding new ways of finding and assessing candidates and our rigorous processes ensure we source only talented individuals who are the right ‘fit’ for our clients.
The growth in demand for British interim managers overseas prompted us to set up our international arm, Russam International in 2011. We have a strategic alliance with Paris based consultancy, X-PM (www.X-PM.com), further strengthening our international reach across the globe with 20 international offices.
We also hold the Quality System Standard: ISO 9001:2000 and Investors in People Gold Status.