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Supporting the MS Trust

07 August 2018
Volunteers

The MS Trust only has a small team of staff, based in Letchworth in Hertfordshire, so we rely on our volunteers to act as our representatives around the UK. Our volunteers act as the face and voice of the MS Trust in their local area, raising funds and awareness of MS and our services. 

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01 June 2018
Jo and her team

Jo Sopala, Director of Health Professional Programmes at the MS Trust, has signed up to run the British 10K in July and wants you to join her.

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29 March 2018
Teresa and Des

Teresa and Des have set themselves a mammoth challenge of running 1000 miles in 2018 to support people living with MS.

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26 March 2018
Zoe and Robert

Zoe tells us why she and her partner Rob ran The Big Half for the MS Trust to help support people affected by MS.

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02 February 2018
Group of Snowdon climbers in the rain

When Anna was told that she might have MS, she wanted to focus her energies on something positive and decided to climb the highest mountain in Wales.

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13 October 2017

In August 2017, MS Trust supporter Jason walked from Eynsford to Canterbury over four days and raised £2,337.

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29 August 2017
Julie and Emily

As she gets ready to run the Great North Run, Emily tells us how her mum has inspired her to take on this challenge. 

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28 June 2017
Megan and Jody

Jody Cass decided to set herself a challenge for her 40th year as a way to get fit and raise some money for the MS Trust. 

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06 June 2017
Helena and Gayle with their medals

As she prepares to run the British 10K for the third time, Helena shares her experience of running with MS and reflects on some of the reasons why she has been able to push herself.

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17 February 2017
Jean the bee

MS Trust fundraiser Kelly was inspired this week by a very busy queen bee in Hull who has raised over £100,000 for Age UK. Meet Jean, 'The Bee Lady'.

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08 December 2016
Heather and her brother Chris

Heather tells us how she and her family are dealing with her recent MS diagnosis and why she has decided to take on the Bath Half Marathon.

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06 May 2016
Megan Cass - Small idea that grew

For the past six years, MS Trust supporters have been opening their gardens and holding outdoor events to raise funds as part of our summer My Garden Party campaign. 12-year-old Megan Cass tells us about the garden party she held to support families like hers that are affected by MS, and why she’ll be doing the same again this summer.

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06 May 2016
15 minutes with Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden writes plays, poetry and pop criticism. Her most recent book is Adele: the other side, published by Eyewear Press. She was diagnosed with MS in 2014 and this year volunteered to join the advisory group of our MS Forward View project. Here she explains why she got involved and what inspires her

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27 April 2016
Hayley Budge Orkney

Hayley Budge from Orkney tells us about her winning Tulip necklace design, which has inspired a jewellery collection that is on sale now to raise funds for the MS Trust.

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07 March 2016
What is the role of charities in supporting public services

Should the task of improving MS services be solely the responsibility of the NHS? Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust, explains why we believe it’s vital for the MS Trust to work in co-operation with MS teams to ensure people living with MS receive the best possible care

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08 February 2016
Gary Middleton

With under 100 miles to go until the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, David blogs about his uncle Gary who was the inspiration behind the challenge. 

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04 February 2016
Atlantic Lions on the ocean

Comparing the unpredicatbility of the ocean with the unpredicatability of MS, the Atlantic Lions reflect on the last 47 days rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. 

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01 February 2016
Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Lion Joe blogs about the final stretch of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge as they move ever closer to Antigua. After 43 days of continuous ocean rowing the boys have to come up with new ways to keep themselves entertained. 

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26 January 2016
Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Lions have now been rowing continuously for over 37 days. Five weeks of ocean rowing has taken its toll on the boys and in this blog Dr Matt gives us a medical update. 

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07 January 2016
Weather chart of the Atlantic crossing

Some difficult times lay ahead for our Atlantic Lions who are rowing towards a significant storm.

The boys have been warned and options have been discussed, but it is likely to mean para-anchor and an unpleasant few days.

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30 December 2015
Multiple Sclerosis Trust logo

2015 has been another busy year for the MS Trust.  Highlights include:

  • MS Decisions launched
  • Information about secondary progressive MS
  • Evidence for MS specialist services published
  • Launch of the new look MS Trust website
  • NICE quality standard for MS
  • Supporting health professionals
  • Your support for us
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22 December 2015
Dolphin in Atlantic Ocean

72 hours and 160 nautical miles into the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge and the Atlantic Lions share with us their first blog from the Atlantic Ocean. 

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20 December 2015
Atlantic Lions at the start of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

Watch this fantastic footage from the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge start line featuring the Atlantic Lions who are rowing for the MS Trust. 

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29 September 2015

As we reveal a major redevelopment of our website, MS Trust's Director of Information and Engagement Linden Muirhead explains why we believe it will help us help even more people living with MS, and why we want your feedback.

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18 August 2015
Two of the Atlantic Lions sitting on the boat at sunset

This weekend had long been in our diaries as the first ‘proper outing’. We have been out as a crew together on the river, but never more than a couple of hours at a time and although Matt and Charlie had already spent a night on the boat, that was well within the protection of Christchurch harbour!

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10 August 2015
Vicky Edwards

When Vicky Edwards was buying her first property it made her realise how important it was to make a will. As well as ensuring her loved ones were provided for, it was also a great opportunity to support her favourite charity.

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29 July 2015

Congratulations to MS Trust fundraising superstar Kenny Smith! Over the last 12 years, through countless marathons, treks and bike rides, Kenny has raised over £30,000 for the MS Trust. Five years ago he dreamed up the annual MS Circuit Challenge at Goodwood, which this year is on course to raise over £15,000. And last weekend he and a crew of dedicated friends pedalled over 23 miles in a Robin Reliant and raised another £1000! Below Kenny tells about the day.

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20 July 2015

Carolyn Kovash came all the way from the USA to take part in the London Marathon on behalf of the MS Trust. Below is her race day report.

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10 November 2014
Atlantic Lions standing on bridge

Why do we want to cross an entire ocean in a small rowing boat? Three reasons really. First, the sense of adventure that only the high seas can bring. Second, the challenge in pushing the human body to the endurance limits. But third, and most important, to make a real difference to a charity so close to our hearts.

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26 August 2014

On 30 August, Ben Naughton (pictured right) will be taking on his first of five events to raise money for the MS Trust. Starting with the Rubicon Half Iron Man, Ben will complete five events in just five weeks! He is also taking on the Coniston Chill Swim (5.25 miles), Marathon Row at Cross Fit HG3, London to Paris cycle ride and finishing with the Berlin Marathon on 28 September. Here Ben tells us why he is taking on these incredible challenges.

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07 August 2014

We’re constantly inspired by the amazing work of our community fundraisers. Now some of you are joining together to make supporting the MS Trust even more fun, more social and more effective. Donna from our fundraising team introduces the new Friends of the MS Trust groups.

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16 May 2014

Karen Walker took part in a skydive for the MS Trust in December last year along with a group of her friends who all have MS. Here she tells us how they went from meeting on an MS course in Sheffield to climbing 13,000ft together in a light aircraft!

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20 February 2014
Flying above the toon

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.

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06 June 2013
Cycling round Goodwood

This was my second year taking part in the MS Trust’s cycle race at Goodwood and I knocked 20 mins off my time – 2hrs 15mins to beat next year then! I support the event for several reasons and it has been great fun to attend with my family and friends. My younger brother suffers with secondary progressive MS so I like to try and do something for an MS charity each year. 

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29 April 2013

We’re very grateful to our patrons Jackie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who appeared on ITV’s Lorraine show this morning, talking about MS Awareness Week. Both Jackie and Laurence’s mothers were diagnosed with MS, so they have a real understanding of  the day-to-day reality of the condition.

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