A CHARITY fundraiser has organised a rugby match and auction to raise money for her therapy centre.

Nina Parry who has multiple sclerosis has organised Let’s Get Our Boots On 2019 which will see a charity rugby match, raffle and auction at Supermarine Rugby Club, with prizes including a seven-night stay in Majorca and a bomber jacket used in the film Golden-Eye.

Nina explained why she put the event together: “We’re doing this in aid of Swindon MS and Neuro Therapy Centre, I go three times a week and they are amazing.

“It was set up to help people with different neurological disorders, whether it is MS, parkinson, stroke victims, there is a wide range of conditions they can help with.

“I go to strengthen my body because I want to get keep it as fit as I can. It really works and it is helping me stay strong and happy for my family.

She adds: “The volunteers are just phenomenal, the support they have given me is just huge.

“And its not just about keeping fit, there is also the social aspect as well, I’ve made so many friends at the centre. Its great to have them there as a support group, and have people with similar conditions and will understand what you are going through.

Nina said: “Not many people know this but the centre is completely run on donations.

“I feel that because the centre has been such a great support for me and so many others it was time to give something back and give them the recognition they deserve.”

The free event takes place on March 24 and before the match between the Supermarine Veterans and the London Media Veterans there will be a tombola and entertainment.

After the match there will be a raffle and disco before the main auction starts.

Nina said the response from the community has been amazing: “I can’t believe how generous people have been.

“We’ve been donated over 40 prizes for the raffle and 30 for the auction.

“Even the auctioneers are doing the event for free and not taking commission so every penny will go to the centre!”

Nina adds that she wants the event to also help people to come to terms with their disabilities or for others to understand them better:

“I wanted to show that someone with a disability could organise something like this and to also show people no to hide because they have a disability.

“Don’t feel embarrassed about it, we all have disabilities of different degrees, come along and meet everyone and just see that we’re not scary people.

“Don’t be scared of what might potentially happen to you because if it is going to happen, it’s going to happen.

“Get the support that is vital both mentally and physically.

To find out more or start bidding in the auction go to: letsgetourbootson.com