A family from Marlow will host a Zumba video for a new virtual charity walk, to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Trishna Bharadia, who lives with relapsing MS and is an MS Society ambassador, her sister, Anisha Gangotra, who is an inclusive dance and Zumba instructor, and their mum, Ila Gangotra, have hosted the MS Walk London Zumba warm up for four years.

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This year, so as not to break tradition due to the ongoing pandemic, the family from Marlow, will pre-record an accessible warm-up video that participants can join in with from home.

The MS Society’s MS Walk LIVE replaces the annual MS Walk in London and Belfast – which, along with new walks scheduled in Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff and North Wales, but were cancelled due to Covid-19.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 20.

Trishna said: “We really look forward to the annual MS Walk in London and love getting everyone ready and raring to go – both physically and mentally.

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Trishna Bharadia

“While it’s such a shame we won’t be able to stand on the stage in front of the crowds this year, we’ve created a dance routine which is packed with just as much energy and is guaranteed to warm people up from the comfort of their own homes.

"Living with MS makes you more vulnerable to certain things, but the pandemic has highlighted just how difficult living with the condition can be.

“Now, more than ever, we cannot forget that people are being diagnosed with MS every day.

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“We want to encourage as many people as possible to join in with MS Walk LIVE so the MS Society can continue to fund research to stop MS.”

Martin Mears, head of community and events at the MS Society, says: “While we’re bitterly disappointed we’ve had to cancel all our MS Walks this year, we’re so pleased to bring you MS Walk LIVE and can’t wait to see people walking, rolling or strolling all over the UK.

More than 130,000 of us live with MS in the UK and getting involved in MS Walk LIVE will help raise vital funds for life-changing MS research.”

MS damages nerves in one’s body, making it difficult to do everyday things such as walking, talking, eating, and thinking.

To enter this year’s virtual race, visit www.mssociety.org.uk/mswalklive.