A group of Edinburgh University students are preparing for one of the nation’s most mouth-watering fundraising events – the MS Society’s Cake Break. 

This year the MS Society is hoping to raise £50,000 from Cake Break across Scotland. It’s money that could make a huge difference and will be spent on research, campaigning, information and support.

Cake Break takes place next week during MS Week (29th April- 5th May 2013), which aims to raise awareness of the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. An estimated 10,500 people in Scotland have multiple sclerosis (MS) and it affects almost twice as many women as men.

Emma Wakeling, 21, who helped set up the University’s MS Fundraising Society said:-“Many people don’t know that MS affects young people and that most people with MS are diagnosed in their twenties and thirties. Our Society aims to raise both awareness of MS and funds for vital research and support. The fact that we get to have fun making, selling and eating cake is a bonus!”

Pictured here on the Royal Mile’s Bakehouse Lane, the students hope to inspire others across the city to hold their own Cake Break events as well.

For more information about organising a Cake Break people can:

Go to www.cakebreak.org.uk T: 0845 481 1577 E: cakebreak@mssociety.org.uk  FB: www.facebook.com/mssociety/events

For more details on the Cake Break at the University of Edinburgh, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmssoc/