Ross Davies is given a big peck on the cheek by daughter Linda after he presented $47,650 in extra funding to MS research on Tuesday night.
Ross Davies is given a big peck on the cheek by daughter Linda after he presented $47,650 in extra funding to MS research on Tuesday night. Craig Warhurst

MS group hands over $47,650

A HARD-earned $47,650 was happily handed over to the MS Queensland at Kingston House on Tuesday night from Gympie's Multiple Sclerosis fundraising committee.

Two representatives from MS Queensland accepted the donation, which has provided the final funding needed for the organisation's $690,000 research program.

The funds were raised at a Black and White Dinner and member Ross Davies said support from the community, still recovering from floods at the time of the late-March event, had been both impressive and appreciated.

Mr Davies sent a warm thank you to all who assisted in the fundraising and supported the cause, saying the event was not only a fundraiser but a chance to let those suffering know someone cared.

He said fundraising events like the dinner took the pressure off scientists who spent months working on grant applications instead of being in the laboratory.

The donation was presented on the eve of MS month, which calls for people to "pucker up" to help find a cure for MS.

The Kiss Goodbye to MS month encourages people to "wear, dare and share" to raise vital funds for MS research and support services.

For more information go to kissgoodbyetoms.org.

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