Kate Roberts

My Progress

I'm walking 150km this month to leave MS behind

My Progress


My Target


Please support my challenge to leave MS behind!

My name is Kate Roberts. 


I am fundraising for Kiss Goodbye to MS – a national program that raises awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and also raises funds to support research for finding a cure for this debilitating disease.


I am passionate about finding a cure for MS, which affects over 25,600 Australians. In December 2013 and at the age of only 30 I was diagnosed with MS.  This diagnosis turned my life upside down and is devastating for me, as well as my family.


Prior to being diagnosed, my only exposure to MS was participating in the MS Read-a-thon in primary school.  I had no idea what people with MS really experience or how much their lives change.  Adjusting to the diagnosis and living with this unpredictable disease is very difficult.


Currently I am on my fourth round of intensive treatment, however, this has not stopped progression of the disease.  Unfortunately, I had a severe relapse just before Christmas 2018.  MS has stolen a lot from me, including permanent loss of sensation in my left leg and right arm, crippling back pain, relationships and the ability to work full-time.  Prior to being diagnosed, I was a super active gym manager, but can now only work two days a week while undergoing treatment.  One thing MS will not take, however, is my spirit or determination to help find a cure.


While there is currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, this year I want to do my bit to make a difference and support the amazing medical research that continues to be done to find a cure.  For this reason, I have decided to take part in ‘The May 50K’ – a major national fundraising initiative where participants pledge to walk at least 50km to raise funds.  As part of my involvement I have pledged to walk 150km and also have a fund raising goal of $50,000.


To help me achieve my goal, I am seeking the support of businesses that are interested in donating to this worthwhile cause. To help realise my fundraising goal, I am seeking prize donations as well as cash donations that can be used to purchase items or vouchers that will be raffled and auctioned at my fundraising afternoon on Sunday the 26th May at The George Tavern Greenhills. 


Please, if you can provide any assistance, myself and all who live with MS are VERY ready for a CURE.


Thankyou xx

Thank you to my Sponsors


Kate's Kiss Goodbye To Ms Fundraiser

Thank you to all the awesome people that helped raised this incredible amount at The George Tavern on Sunday. You all rock!!


Newcastle Stevedores

Good Luck Kate


Nib Employees Bake Sale

Best wishes Kate from all your friends and colleagues at nib


Nib Foundation

nib foundation is proud to match our employees fundraising efforts dollar for dollar, and support MS research.


Ljb Bathroom Renovations

Port Macquarie, well done



Hi Kate, we did seven loans this month so this is my donation of $700


The George And Their Friday Night Patrons

Massive thanks to The George and their very generous patrons for their support of this weeks Fridays night raffle.


Dan & Nean, The George Tavern

To get you over your the $10,000 mark for your Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising day at the George on Sunday. Well Done Kate xx


Patrons The George Tavern

The patrons George Tavern East Maitland. Friday night Community raffles..KGTMS thanks you


Patrons Of The George Tavern Greenhills

Thanks to the Patrons of the George Tavern Greenhills Friday night raffle


The George Tavern Patrons

Thanks to The George Tavern patrons East Maitland another great night at the raffles


Tthe Patrons Of The George Tavern East Maitland

The Patrons of the George Tavern East Maitland support Kiss Goodbye to MS and Kate


The George

See you every Friday night at The George raffles in May


Dan Robinson

Great work Kate .


Jackie Bower

Hi Kate, Sorry I cannot make it on the 26th May. Good Luck with your walk xxxx


Leah Gabolinscy

All the best Kate x


Wisitta Gray

Thanks for sharing your story Kate. Good luck and wishing you all the best.


David Richens


Crystal Gray

Love from the Mason-Johnson & Gray families xoxo


Gavin Wyatt

Hi lovely, can't have you miss that target. So sorry I missed the George on Sunday. Have put the donation in my husband's name. Nadine xxx


Nadine Harvey

Hi Kate, not sure I can make it this Sunday but wanted to make a contribution. Xx


Kim And Anthony Wetini

From Kim and Anthony at the George Tavern


Anne & Neville Berry

Go Kate love you xxxx


Janine Redman

To get you over the $10,000 mark for Sunday's Kiss Goodbye to MS Day at the George! Well Done Kate xxx


Paul Bisby


Kate Roth


Shane Berry

Welldone Kate. What an achievement. See you at Christmas.


Michael Crumpler

Well done Kate, good luck in reaching your goals


Joanne Kennedy


Grace Redman

Good luck, Kate! All the best for your fundraiser on Sunday. Wish I could have been there xxx


Ange Ekert Gazzard

Kate, you are a superstar! Congrats on raising awareness and funds with your positivity and tenacity. I look forward to us being able to say goodbye to neurological disorders. All the best xo


Nick Bird

Nice work Kate!


Maddie Church

Good luck Kate! So proud. Lots of love



Love you |Kate and what you are doing



Kate wants to reach $21k. woo hoo..sooooo happy


Mel Livermore

You Got this xxxx


The George Tavern Patrons

Reaching for the goal


Natalie Radziejewski



David Richens





Mia Pennington



Pauline Roberts

Congratulation Kate on your drive to help find a cure..love ya


Paige Floyd

Good luck ♡ You're doing an amazing job


Mez O'sullivan

You go girl!


Pam Christy

Great job Kate! Love Pam xx 😘


Janice Clack

Good Luck Kate. Amazing effort


Tiffany Georgiou

Good luck in reaching your goal!



so close to $21k