Kev Shurmer was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. MS has slowly stolen Kev's ability to do the things he loved most - first he lost football, then running, later followed by golf and walking. After a friend gave Kev a rugby ball signed by the Welsh 2017 Six Nations squad, he decided collecting balls and auctioning them off was something he could still do - and Balls To MS was born. Kev went on to collect almost 100 balls, shirts, bats and more, all with the aim of raising funds for The MS Society.
The Balls To MS Charity Dinner took place on Friday 5 October 2018 at Bolton Whites Hotel at The University of Bolton Stadium. The night was a big success, with thousands of pounds raised through a raffle (with prizes including the signed Match of the Day ball), and an auction of some of the most prestigious items from Kev’s collection. The remaining items are being auctioned on eBay.
"I want to raise as much as possible to help fund MS research. This disease is cruel... Let's rid the planet of it!" Kev