MS READaTHON 2013: Calling All Budding Writers!

Have you got a budding writer in the house? We have teamed up with the MS READaTHON once again to bring all our budding writers an exciting competition!

MS READaTHON Logo - With 2013 Dates - Rectangular

Enter the MS READaTHON I Can Be A Writer competition to be in with a chance of winning a book pack and have your story published on! The competition closing date is Friday, 15th November 2013.

Two winning entries will be chosen and they will each receive a pack of books and their stories will be published on Mykidstime. Winners will be announced during the week of 25th November.


MS READaTHON Launch NCP-1Last year more than 16,000 children and young people in 625 schools around Ireland took part in MS READaTHON. Their efforts raised funds for local services such as one-to-one support for those newly diagnosed or struggling with their MS; physiotherapy and exercise classes; and respite to help the person recharge and to give their family a break from providing care.

Irish authors including Cecilia Ahern, Sarah Webb, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Oisin McGann, Judymay Murphy, Martina Devlin and Darren Shan will support the 26th READaTHON with tips and advice for young readers and budding writers.

Visit to find out more, check out reading lists for each age group, book reviews, competitions and enjoy great content from Irish authors.

For schools around the country, the 26th MS READaTHON will provide:

  • Individual gift or certificate for each reader
  • School and Library awards
  • 10 per cent of the money raised goes back into much needed resources for each participating school
  • The “Great Teacher Holiday draw”

And lots more…

To get involved with the 2013 MS READaTHON:
Tel: 01 678 1600

Over 8,000 people have MS in Ireland, with thousands more family members affected. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young people in Ireland. MS can be a physically disabling condition but it can also affect the social, financial and emotional wellbeing of the person with MS.

MS READaTHON is the key annual fundraising campaign of MS Ireland, the services, information and research society supporting people affected by MS.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls