Ness

I am riding to Fight MS!!

I was diagnosed with MS in 2018 after years of symptoms and misdiagnosis.  I had electric shocks down my spine, two numb legs, blurred vision, short term memory loss and it was even hard to think or speak.  There have been too many symptoms to list.  It was not exactly what I had planned for my mid-thirties! 

Thankfully due to modern medicine (type of chemo for MS), I have been able to halt progression and currently in a period of remission.  However as there is NO CURE, I know a relapse is imminent and more treatment will be necessary in future.  Sadly, it's something that is always in the back of my mind.

I am riding, raising awareness and funds for those in the community who need the support  and the crucial services that MS Qld provide to them.  

It was a scary and difficult journey, however MS Qld are always there to lend a hand and are such a lovely inclusive community.   I have a BIG goal for Team Morgans and I'm hoping you can help us get there! 

Did you know:

  • On average, more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS every week

  • The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age. 

  • Three out of four Australians with MS are women

Your support will help fund essential services for almost 4,000 Queenslanders living with MS. These services include our NeuroAssist information line, specialist nursing services, wellness programs, and financial support. Your support will also power research into better treatments, and with your support, our hope is that one day there will be a cure for MS.

Please DONATE to support our ride to help ensure no one faces MS alone.

My Activity Tracking

218
kms

My target 300kms

What you've unlocked so far Vanessa

Made a personal donation

Uploaded a Profile Picture

Shared My Page on Socials

Send an Email to Friends and Family

Raise $250 Free Entry

Raise $500 Sun Sleeves

50% of Fundraising Goal

Reached $1,000 Club

Reached Fundraising Goal

Increased My Fundraising Goal

Linked My
Fitness App

Half Way to
Distance Goal

3 Day Streak

5 Day Streak

Our Team

Rebecca Capes

Ness (C)

Raised so far:

$25,956.11

Sheree Harper

Raised so far:

$152.01

Dannie Castle

Oliver Prest

Josh Peters

Raised so far:

$1,216.53

Sam Webber

Tyler Spence

Raised so far:

$105.00

Thomas Hunt

Raised so far:

$52.53

Ryan Capes

Raised so far:

$211.00

Matthew Ryan

Raised so far:

$764.88

Kornel Domonji

Raised so far:

$263.75

Duncan Elliott

Raised so far:

$52.75

Jeff Duthie

Raised so far:

$355.34

Jack Stickley

Jayden Dinmore

Raised so far:

$2,575.98

Prue Laven

Raised so far:

$263.75

Tim Laven

Poppy Laven

Jude Laven

Michael Tyrrell

Raised so far:

$75.00

Pip Tyrrell

Thea Tyrrell

Raised so far:

$30.60

Imogen Tyrrell

Raised so far:

$67.31

Madonna Emlyn-Jones

Raised so far:

$276.19

Elsie Capes

Raised so far:

$1,103.46

Ada Capes

Raised so far:

$1,130.66

Ava Emlyn-Jones

Raised so far:

$380.47

Tom MacKillop

Raised so far:

$1,697.54

Lachlan Gall

Raised so far:

$80.00

Hamish McEachran

Raised so far:

$79.13

Hamish McEachran

Conor Anglim

Damian Faulker

Raised so far:

$426.22

Margot Faulkner

Raised so far:

$235.56

Frankie Faulkner

Frankie Faukner

Raised so far:

$469.36

Ian Robert

Raised so far:

$167.88

Sarah O'Kane

Raised so far:

$1,828.99

Tanya Richards

Raised so far:

$467.00

Jamie Warwick

Raised so far:

$323.34

Angus Cunningham

Raised so far:

$125.50

Zac Bishop

Winder Singh

Raised so far:

$1,045.94

Dan MacKillop

Raised so far:

$263.76

Hamish Dee

Raised so far:

$52.75

Allan MacKillop

Raised so far:

$718.42

Georgina McGregor

Raised so far:

$30.28

James Steele

Raised so far:

$79.13

Leon Steele

Raised so far:

$500.00

Melissa Dierens

Raised so far:

$168.60

Aaron Hinks

Raised so far:

$633.99

Harry Wildman

Raised so far:

$250.00

Aine Rafferty

Michael Rafferty

Fionn Rafferty

Sean Rafferty

Eabha Rafferty

James Castle

Julianne Dee

Lucy Dee

Raised so far:

$25.00

Ruby Dee

Raised so far:

$25.00

Henry Dee

Raised so far:

$25.00

George Dee

Raised so far:

$25.00

Brooke Gardener

Raised so far:

$50.00

Brooke Gardener

Polina Golberg

Raised so far:

$10.44

Lachlan Trew

Tara Newman

Raised so far:

$40.00

Hugo Gardener

Ben Missen

Raised so far:

$1,026.88

Tracy Schweitzer

Raised so far:

$36.93

Cavan Collins

Hamish McEachran

Samuel Wheat

Shani+Eli

Raised so far:

$490.45

Elias Spence

Samuel Gardener

Raised so far:

$250.00

Thank you to my sponsors

$4.5k

Morgans Financial

$4k

Morgans Financial

$1.2k

Disc Landscapes

Peddle faster!

$1.05k

Colin & Virginia Barthel

Virginia's Chocolates

$1,000

Evans Family Foundation

$600

Tim Crommelin

Good luck with everything....

$520

The Wode Family

You are an inspiration to all Ness. Wishing you all the best for a fantastic ride!

$520

D'arcy Estate Agents

Good luck with the ride!

$520

The Energy Network (australia) Pty Ltd

$476

Dru Thoms

Thanks for the tasting last thursday night and all the best with raffle proceeds

$420

Mum And Dad

Go Ness

$263.75

The Dimitrijevic Family

You are incredible and we’re all behind you!

$263.75

Stewart Routledge

Well done Ness. 50km is a big effort. Thank you for all your help.

$263.75

John Pearce

Good luck Vanessa

$263.75

Jane Lobban

Great work Ness and Tom. My Dad also had MS. x Jane

$263.75

Tom Crommelin

$263.75

Aaron Cottle

$263.75

Peter Quinn

Sending you heaps of support Ness x

$263.75

James Macaulay

Awesome-Ness!

$263.75

Paul Spiro

Good cause. Ride well!

$261

Franny

Good luck Nessy!

$250

Troy Harry

Way to go Ness ya legend!

$250

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$250

Resource Strategies

$250

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$250

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$250

John O'd

Congratulations on a great fund raising effort - bravo!!

$250

Nick Campbell

Go Ness! Hope you have a great ride :)

$250

John George

$250

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$250

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$211

Marcia Senn

Smashing it Ness :)

$211

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$211

Glenda And Nick

Have a great ride, Vanessa

$200

John Walters

$150

Piers Dance

It seems like Vanessa is quite courageous, it must be a daunting thought having to live with this. I will pray for you every time I go out walking and whenever your name comes to mind.

$150

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$112.89

Craig Walter

$112.89

Clayne Sargeant

Sorry Ness --- a bit late but hopefully better than never!

$112.89

Janine Whittle

$112.89

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$112.89

Cameron Allan

$112.89

Jackson Blair-west

$112.89

Mandy Bell

Go you good thing!

$112.89

David Charles Crombie

Go Vanessa

$112.89

Brian Fitzgibbons

Go Girl

$112.89

Meri Mackillop

Proud of you Ness!

$107

Will Evans

Good on you Ness, best of luck with the ride!

$107

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$105.50

Shannon

Go Nessy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

$105.50

John Walthall

Have a great ride!

$105.50

Shaw Harrison

Inspirational. Well done on raising great awareness for a wonderful cause.

$105.50

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$105.50

Karina & Tom

Inspiration to us all, good luck Ness. Karina & Tom xx

$105.50

Andrew Bakker

$105.50

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$104.40

Vanessa Castle

$100

Susie Mcintyre

Awesome job Vanessa! Very happy to hear you are feeling well👍

$79.13

Kaylene Robinson

Well done Ness & MacKillop’s

$79.13

Charlie Smallhorn

Great work Ness!!

$79.13

Nathan Davidson

Sensational work Ness! Keep the great work up!

$79.13

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$79.13

Anonymous

Best Wishes Vanessa, John and Jeanie R

$79.13

Mark Kleimeyer

Good Luck Vanessa

$79.13

Grahame & Carol Warren

A great cause so GO Vanessa x

$79.13

Tony Solinas

$79.13

Wendie Lee

Go Vanessa! Thank you for riding and raising awareness of such an important cause.

$79.13

Charles Patrick Mylne

$79.13

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$79.13

Daniel Holden

Good on ya

$79.13

Dan

Go you bloody good thing.

$79.13

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$79.13

Maureene Swenson

$79.13

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$79.13

Scott Harding

All the best Ness - keep fighting

$79.13

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$79.13

Simon Suggett

Never one to shirk a challenge. Good luck. Sadly a good cause.

$79.13

Mum And Dad

Proud parents. Go Ness 🙋‍♀️🚴‍♀️

$75

Steve Greentree

Great work Ness, all the best

$75

Lachlan Dunsdon

Best of luck Vanessa, Kind Regards, Lachie and all at Acumentis.

$52.75

Joan And Chris Wright

All the very best, Vanessa! Chris and Joan Wright

$52.75

Gary Thorniley

Good work Ness. Keep those legs rolling over.

$52.75

Hugh & Kirsty Gibson

$52.75

Claire Starr

Ness, you are just wonderful. Wishing you and everyone riding an enjoyable ride. YOU ROCK! :-)

$52.75

Steve, Sophie & Arthur

Wooo go Ness!

$52.75

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$52.75

Andrew Mcafee

Go you legend!

$52.75

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$52.75

Graham Freestone

$52.75

Winder

Your little legs have had lack of training, but I'm sure you can do it.

$50

Belinda Balens

We wish every success with your upcoming challenge Vanessa and at the very least let's hope that you'll have a good day weather wise!

$50

Anna, George And Hudson Bryan

Go Ness!

$37.98

Jordan Kidner

$37.98

Linny & Andy

Go Nessie! 😍😎

$37.98

Dell

Gooo Ness and your hobbit legs (and the dream team)

$37.98

Morgan’s Foundation

Thank you for your donation in support of the MS Brissie to the Bay

$36

Candice Capes

Go Nessy! xx

$26.38

Neil Pennell

$22.16

Sam Finch