Last reply 10 years ago
CALL TO ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!

Would anyone living in the London area be willing to raise awareness of shift.ms on the 12th October 7pm-8pm???
I am going on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of the One & Other project and want to spend the hour promoting the shift.ms community…

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cara
10 years ago

My idea is to try to spread the word to newly diagnosed people, friends & family, who may be at the square or watching online etc. – that while the initial news is shocking there are many outlets of support (shift.ms) which may help.
I think it is important to get the idea beyond the plinth, so I am asking fellow MSer%u2019s, MS groups and individuals to get involved too by being present at Trafalgar Square on the 12th October…


cara
10 years ago

In terms of what to do whilst there, for those willing to come and give some support and solidarity to the cause I am planning on making a flag with shift.ms and other slogans scribed onto it, thinking it would be effective if flags of a similar design were to start waving around the square – making us all visible as a group and show MS in a positive light for those who may have just received the news – you%u2019re not alone…


cara
10 years ago

Unfortunately I haven%u2019t been sponsored for this and so can%u2019t offer any money for your exploits – I%u2019m going to buy a sheet from a very cheap bedlinen shop and attach it to an old tent pole.
If anyone has any ideas please post – it%u2019d be a huge help!
Please also let me know if you can make it on the evening as it%u2019d be nice to meet up afterwards for a well deserved drink!
Many many thanks,
Cara


cara
10 years ago

Sorry for MASSIVE post – hope it all makes sense!


ally
10 years ago

Hi Cara!
Sounds like a mint plan, we have a groovy shift banner that I’ll post down for you on Saturday, also we have a couple of T-shirts left over from the Great North Run? Do you want these as well? One is a smaller size girls and the other is large mens. They have space left where a running number should be so you could put a name or message on?


ally
10 years ago

Also I was going to put it out as an event on shift.ms facebook page? People can then get everyone they know in London out in force. What should our event tagline be?
Also what do you reckon to creating a an A4 print out that people could take along and hold up so all over the square you have dots of support? Views anyone?


cara
10 years ago

Hi Ally!

Good to hear from you, banner t-shirts anything infact you think may be of some help please send down! I’ll send everything back to you ofcourse.

Facebook page sounds perfect, unsure of tagline just yet?? A4 page is a much better idea, easier for everyone? Did you have a tagline for your Great North Run?


ally
10 years ago

Not long till your stint!! Just checked the weather and it’s looking good, you still might want to put your thermals on though 😉


nubiosa
10 years ago

Ally just told me what you’re doing tonight!!! How exciting!! But please…make sure you wrap up and go pee before you get on that plinth!


roger
10 years ago

Hi Cara! Great thing to be doing! I’ll be watching on-line, and spreading the word!!!!!


cara
10 years ago

Hello!

Thank you for all your help and support with regard to the plinth! It was such a good experience, I’d definately recommend it to anyone if it happens again!

Many thanks x

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