Marianne Sorensen

The MS Plus Southern Alps Adventure


Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and it strikes young people in the prime of their lives.

There is currently no known cure.

It's quite staggering that multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other neurological condition, with the average age of diagnosis just 30 years old. Every case of multiple sclerosis is unique – the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone.

So I’m trekking the awe-inspiring landscapes, native bushland and expansive plains, canyons, countryside and coast of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s scenic South Island, to raise funds to deliver essential MS support services and ensure no one faces MS alone.

Please DONATE now to support my trek and give hope to thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you for your support.

My Achievements

My Updates

Successful Bunnings BBQ fundraising

Thursday 21st Dec
On 17 December, Melinda and I had a Bunnings BBQ to raise funds for MS. It was hugely successful as we sold over 800 sausages. We thank Bunnings and Woolworth for being our major sponsors and also thank you to our volunteers for all their hard work on the day. 

Blue Mountains - October 2023

Sunday 12th Nov

Hi there, I have committed to raising $3000 as volunteer for the 'Do it for MS' charity. A charity which deliver essential Multiple Sclerosis support services and ensure no one faces MS alone. Separate to raising these funds for the charity,  a friend and I will trek the Southern Alps of NZ in April 2024 (for our own funds).

If you are able to, please DONATE to MS here and give hope to thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. On this site, I'll keep you posted on my hikes to prepare for the big trek in New Zealand in April next year. You can also see how the fund raising is going ... got a long way to go still but with your help everything is possible ;-)

Thank you for your support.

Jervis Bay National Park - August 2023

Sunday 12th Nov
Thank you for supporting MS if you are able. I did a practice hike from Calala Bay into Jervis Bay National Park to practice for my big charity walk next year to support Multiple Sclerosis sufferers in Australia. We started from Calala Bay which is a really pretty bay 2 hours south of Sydney and walked along the sand to Red Point. However,  I need to find some hills in order to get my fitness up so I can climb the Southern Alps in NZ in April to raise funds for MS. Thanks for reading.

The Royal National Park - July 2023

Sunday 12th Nov
To support MS and practice for the big hike in NZ next year, I went for a practice hike in the wonderful Royal National Park just south of Sydney. Its a pristine environment and we saw a seal and dolphins on the way. It's got steep headlands and incredible vistas. We also got a swim in which was chilly but well worth it! :-)

Please donate if you can - EOFY is here!

Thursday 22nd Jun
Hi all friends, I’m raising funds for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. If you haven’t spent your charitable amount this financial year please donate if you can. All amounts big and small help. I’ll be walking a huge charity walk next year in April from north to south of the South Island of New Zealand and it’s organised by a reputable charity. Thanks for reading and enjoy your time today. 🙏

Thank you to my Sponsors


Woolworth And Bunnings Eastgardens


Bunnings And Woolworth Bbq



You made it!!!



Well done for doing this Myanna. You are the best. Lots of love. Your Australian family. Xoxox


Elizabeth Blackhurst


Munday Family

Go well xx


M Moore

What a great cause and you get the benefit of walking!! Love it!


Ciara B

Love your work Myanna! Enjoy the walk and the training.


Samantha Daniels

Amazing woman! You go girl!!


Marianne Sorensen



Way to go girl!!


Dot & Terry

Well done Myanna, go well Dot & Terry


Mandy & Georgia

Amazing effort for a great cause!



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