Peter ready with mixing bowl for MS

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Richhill reporter Peter Cardwell is donning his apron and joining forces with UTV colleague Julian Simmons to raise money for the MS Society.

The pair are supporting Cake Break, an initiative to get people baking in aid of the charity.

Peter (29) has been inspired to get baking by his aunt Hazel Miller, who has MS and volunteers with MS Society Omagh Branch.

He said, “I’m passionate about supporting the MS Society’s research because of my family connections to MS.

“My aunt Sheila Morrow had MS and sadly died in 2005. Another aunt, Hazel Millar, also has MS. She volunteers with the MS Society providing support to other people with MS. She also fundraises to support research to find a cure for MS. She is a real inspiration”.

Peter, who is a member of the MS Society NI Council, recruited his UTV colleague and Julia n Simmons to launch the MS Society Cake Break.

The charity is urging people to invite friends, family and colleagues to have some tasty treats in return for a donation.

This year the MS Society is aiming to raise £350,000 to fund research and support.

Julian said, “I’m delighted to support the MS Society’s delicious fundraiser Cake Break. I’d like to encourage everyone to get their pinnies on and whip up something special to show your support for everyone affected by MS in Northern Ireland. There are more than 4,000 people living with the condition here, one of the highest rates in the world. So let’s get baking to help beat MS. Every penny raised will make a real difference”.

Cake Break is taking place during May 2014. You can sign up by going to or contact the MS Society Northern Ireland on 028 90 802 802

Most people with MS are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s and the condition affects almost three times as many women as men.