RAISING FUNDS: Annie La Hogue dishes up her second dinner party to her guests (clockwise from left) Beth Reece, Melanie Wilson, Breearne Jaenke, Elissa Duff, Ellie Webb, Sarah Briggs and Sarah Devney, to raise money for MS Queensland.
RAISING FUNDS: Annie La Hogue dishes up her second dinner party to her guests (clockwise from left) Beth Reece, Melanie Wilson, Breearne Jaenke, Elissa Duff, Ellie Webb, Sarah Briggs and Sarah Devney, to raise money for MS Queensland. Luka Kauzlaric

Dinner party efforts help raise awareness and $400 for MS

THOSE looking to make a difference should take a leaf out of Annie La Hogue's book, her cookbook that is.

The coordinator of Physio and Fitness in Gladstone hosted dinner parties in March to help raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis Queensland, and she raised $400 while she was at it.

Although not personally affected by MS, Ms La Hogue wanted to help sufferers of the debilitating disease that damages the brain and spinal cord.

Guests were asked to donate the amount of money that they would spend on an average night out.

"People spend a lot of money going out for a nice meal, so hopefully everyone will take that into consideration and realise that their donation will go a long way towards helping someone whose everyday life is a struggle," Ms La Hogue said.

"The more people who know about MS, the more awareness we can generate and the quicker we can help find a cure for this cruel condition."



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