More MS news articles for June 2002

GMTV’s Get Up And Give appeal

June 2002

The morning television show, GMTV has a fundraising week each year called Get Up And Give. This year’s Get Up And Give appeal will be from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th, from 6am until 9.25.

The MS Trust is over the moon to have been chosen from 300 applicants as one of Get Up And Give 2002’s five featured charities. It’s not so much a fundraising opportunity (though last year, each of the charities received a six figure cheque) as a means to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis on prime time television. We hope to reach out to many more of the UK’s 85,000 people with MS.

Get Up And Give is GMTV at its most star-studded, exciting and frenetic. Would you like to be involved? It's a morning you certainly won't forget!

Getting involved in the Get Up And Give appeal …

… in the London studios …

Much of the money donated to Get Up And Give is raised by viewers choosing to donate to over the telephone. Each morning GMTV need 80 volunteers to answer those telephone pledges.
Do you (or a friend) want to see how television works from the inside?

It would involve being at BT Tower, central London from 6am to 9.25am. You would be fully briefed beforehand at one of the six special sessions which start next week. They will tell you everything you need to know. If you’re interested, and would be able to help (at somewhat antisocial hours!) please email Hannah Jones at the MS Trust and she’ll send you a copy of the application form.

… or from home …

There are lots of ways you could get involved with GMTV’s Get Up And Give appeal from the comfort of your own home. Here are just some ideas:

£ for a pound

Lose weight and Get Up And Give gains! The Inch-Loss team is challenging you to get people to sponsor you a £1 for every pound you lose between now and Get Up & Give (1st - 5th July).

Click on the Sponsorship Form button on the GMTV website (, print it out, and start collecting money! We've also got a £ for a pound weigh-in sheet for you to print out, so you can see how long you've got to shift that weight before the deadline.

Get Up & Garden

Do you need some help keeping your garden under control this summer? Do you want to give to Get Up & Give in a new and interesting way?

Well, from Saturday June 15th you'll receive two top gardening tips every weekend to your mobile phone, lasting eight weeks, courtesy of famous green-fingered gardener Monty Don. Phone 0906 664 5555 to register for your Get Up & Garden tips now! The call will cost you £4, and £2.50 will go to Get Up & Give. So what are you waiting for? Get Up & Garden!

Go Bananas for Get Up & Give

Richard Arnold, GMTV presenter, will be touring the country on a big yellow banana bus! GMTV are appealing to people with wacky ideas to do something mad on live television! Fancy yourself as a budding Pop Idol? Sing karaoke! Want to show the UK your new dance routine? Shave your beard off? Do a sponsored bungee jump? You name it and GMTV may well want to feature it!