News and Events 2022
In August the Members took a scenic ride to the north of the island to Speightstown in the beautiful parish of St. Peter. After spending some time chilling and enjoying the fresh sea breeze. We all ventured to Fisherman’s Pub for a sumptuous lunch where everyone reported having a wonderful time.
These are a few pictures of our outing.
May was a busy month for us. Read all about it below.
St George Primary School Multiple Sclerosis Awareness.
The St George Primary School made a presentation to representatives of the Society at their school for World MS Day in which the children designed beautiful envelopes about MS and also put monetary donations in them. Treasurer Innocent Norbert and President Maria Holder-Small attended the presentation.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Barbados celebrated World MS Day 2022 having a beach day on May 30th with picnic at Pebbles Beach. With the kind assistance of the Barbados Coast Guard through Barbados Defence Force the members were able to have a sea bath which many have not been able to enjoy in years.
Minister of People Empowerment Hon. Kirk Humphrey, Parliamentary Secretary Corey Lane and Director of National Disabilities Unit also paid a visit and had lunch with the group and a great time was had by all.
We want to thank all concerned who helped us make this a special and memorable occasion.
Living life with MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Barbados held its first ever public event on the 23rd May 2022 at Golden Sands Hotel, Under the theme “Living life with MS; through the eyes of a loved one” . Mr. John Hollingsworth Director of National Disabilities Unit and Honourable Corey Lane in his role as Acting Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs addressed our gathering with brief remarks.
Through the eyes of a loved one, MS Society of Barbados.
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Mr Adrian Green Spoken Word Artist and National Transformation Initiative Artivist. delivered an eye opener poem written just for the event called “Through the eyes of Loved Ones” This touching piece stirred much emotion from the audience.
We also took the time to honor two of our long standing Associate members. They were presented with awards and floral bouquets as a small appreciation. Dr. Allyson Leacock Director of National transformation Initiative made the presentations.
Mrs. Mavis Sealy as our first Honorary Member. Truly a faithful volunteer and mother of our Msian Debra Ward, Mavis is always willing and available to help any member wherever possible. The Society is truly thankful for her.
Ms Shirley Bailey for still attending our meetings when possible even though she lost her niece who was a longtime member a couple years ago.
The guest speaker for the event was Reverend Paul Leacock who shared his personal journey of living life with his wife of many years who had Multiple Sclerosis. His story was riveting and brought much laughter but totally brought home the challenges Ms Warriors face with their loved ones. He was indeed the perfect fit for our event.
We also used this day to launch awareness of our World MS Day theme for 2022, which was “Go Orange for MS”. Our aim was to spread the word throughout Barbados to support us on that day by wearing orange.
A picture of our mask designed just for our members and supporters.
Members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Barbados having their monthly General Meeting at Golden Sands Hotel on May 12th 2022.
This Meeting was putting the final touches to the planning of their upcoming “Living Life With MS;Through The Eyes of A Loved One” Event with comes off on the 23rd May. Also wrapping up details for World MS Day May 30th which is anticipated to be a great day at the beach.