MS READaTHON 2014: 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!


Enter the MS READaTHON 2014 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 Wednesday, 12th November.

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 17th November.

Read the 2 winning stories from MS READaTHON 2013 

MSReadathon2014_1Last year more than 14,500 children and young people 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.

The 27th MS READaTHON was launched by seven year-old Adam and his mum Aoife Kirwan, who has multiple sclerosis, along with Moone boy actors David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly. The young actors are self-confessed reading enthusiasts and have taken part in the MS READaTHON with their schools in Counties’ Leitrim and Mayo.

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 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 2014 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