Myaware is the name for the Myasthenia Gravis Association. MGA has been around since May 1976. We support people with myasthenia and their families, increase public and medical awareness of the condition and raise funds for research and support staff. Members of myaware can access our free benefits and counselling services.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with myasthenia, you’ve come to the right place. Our aim is to make your life easier. We provide information, advice and support. Call us now or join myaware online. You will have free access to our resource centre which includes advice on everything from the latest medical developments and treatments to how to negotiate the benefits system. You can also get in touch with other members who understand what you are going through.

 

Myaware Kids Weekend 2015 

 

On Saturday 27th June, we took our annual kids weekend to the Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove and the West Midlands Safari Park.

At Aztec, the kids were treated to some kayaking and sailing as well as enjoying a thrill seeking adventure on a speedboat.

There were also dry activities available as many people conquered their fear of heights to climb the 40 foot climbing wall as well as carefully navigating the high ropes course and trying to successfully solve the box puzzle.

Rita Goldthorp, organiser of the weekend, said, “It’s wonderful to see so many children enjoying one another’s company, the activities and families making lasting friendships”.

Families came into close contact with monkeys, giraffes and lions and also saw a sea lion show at the safari park, as a great day was had by all.

Parent Sue Martin added, “it was a fantastic weekend and very much appreciated. The kids had a great time and the activities at Aztec meant that we could spend some quality time doing the activities with the kids. I’m looking forward to next year already”.

The weekend was perhaps best summed up by Zach, 9, who at the end of the weekend asked whether they could come back on Monday.

Donations totalled £753.53 over the weekend and we would like to thank everyone for making it such a fun and enjoyable weekend and we hope to see you all again next year.

Myaware kids is the support group for children who have myasthenia and their families. Every year the kids weekend is arranged so that the children, their parents, brothers and sisters can meet with other families and for many, this is the only time that they will meet other people who are facing similar challenges to themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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