MS Trust Fundraising Officer Donna Barton accompanied a group of daring supporters taking part in a sponsored zip slide over the River Tyne on Saturday. Despite her fear of heights, Donna conquered the challenge and she tells us all about it below.
Gemma Berryman was diagnosed with MS when she was just 16 years old. Six years on, she has decided not to let her condition stop her following her dreams and she hopes to inspire other young people with MS by sharing her story here.
The voting has closed, the nominations have been counted and we can now announce that the winners of our My MS Super Team awards 2014 are Lesley Catterall and Denise Middleton, MS specialists based in Milton Keynes, and theWessex MS Therapy Centre in Warminster.
John Nicholson took part in the first ever RideLondon-Surrey 100 event last year. John shares his top tips for anyone considering taking part cycling events.
Reports of preliminary findings from a study due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in April suggests that the contraceptive pill may be a risk factor for developing MS.
- Our GEMSS programme helps safeguard the role of an MS nurse at Northumbria NHS Trust
- The programme enters its second phase with ten new teams from around the UK
Jill Lovell has lived with MS for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of the MS Trust since the early days. Here she looks back on some of the big changes of the last 21 years.
When Liz Hilland from Country Durham found out she had multiple sclerosis in 1999 she knew very little about it and feared it was an end to the life she knew. Since then she become involved in raising funds and awareness to help others understand more about MS and show that life goes on after diagnosis. Last year she took part in a zip slide from the Tyne Bridge as part of our Be Bold in Blue campaign.
Nicki Ward-Abel has been an MS nurse since 1997. Here she remembers how the MS Trust helped transform MS nurse training for the benefit of everyone affected by MS.
Over the last 10 years Anne Thompson, whose son has MS, has been one of the MS Trust’s most dedicated fundraisers. All in all she’s raised almost £15,000 – that’s enough to pay for the writing and printing of our new guides to managing MS bowel and bladder problems.