Exciting new plans: Wave 2 of Advanced MS Champions
Around 40,000 in the UK have advanced MS – and they are being failed by the health service. People with advanced MS have ongoing, complex symptoms like nerve pain, muscle spasms, bladder and bower problems, and significant levels of disability that often confine them to a wheelchair or their bed.
The MS Trust recently piloted an ‘Advanced MS Champion’ role to provide specialist, timely intervention for people with advanced MS - improving quality of life and reducing costly emergency admissions to hospital. We placed Champions in six areas of the UK where they would have the most impact. The pilot proved that Advanced MS Champions improve quality of life for people with Advanced MS, avoid emergency hospital admissions, and save local health services money.
We need help to build on the success of the pilot and establish three new Advanced MS Champions in 2021 in areas where current provision is lacking, to stop people with advanced MS from suffering needlessly.
We would love to have the support of companies to make this launch a reality. More details to follow - but get in touch if it is something you would like to support.
Thanks to our sponsors for a successful festival
The 22nd August saw people across the UK taking part in the MS Trust's 'Home Festival'.
We had yoga workshops, comedy, music, makeup tutorials and more. Mr Motivator got everyone moving, and a great time was had by all.
Thanks to our sponsors Briggs Equipment (www.briggsequipment.co.uk) for helping to make this possible. As the festival day neared, the company doubled their initial support package, which will go to help people with MS across the UK. Thanks Briggs!
Our wonderful supporters also donated on the day, choosing amounts like 'a round of drinks' and 'a burger' to help make a difference to those who need our help.
See you next year!
Virtual Home Festival + Sponsorship opportunities
Tickets now live for MS Trust Home Festival!
Saturday 22 August, 2020
Has your favourite festival been cancelled this summer? Don't despair! We’d like to introduce you to the MS Trust’s exclusive home festival.
Taking place on Saturday, August 22, we'll bring you a virtual line-up of comedy, music, yoga, poetry, fitness, dance, crafts and a whole lot more to enjoy from the comfort of their couch. Names announced to the line-up so far include stand-up comedian and radio presenter John Shuttleworth, fitness guru Mr Motivator, spoken word poet Mr Gee, Royal Ballet choreographer Cathy Marston and many more.
You can get your 'entrance ticket' by making a donation of your choice at www.mstrust.org.uk/homefestival. With donations of £15 and over, you can add your favourite festival song to the MS Trust's festival playlist.
Companies looking to get involved can also jump onboard with sponsorship, to enjoy promotion to our 42,000 social media followers.
Festival details here: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/event/ms-trust-home-festival?
Sponsorship info: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-and-events/ms-trust-exclusives/ms-trust-home-festival/ms-trust-home