Hello! Just to let you know that we use non-essential cookies (including analytics and third party cookies) to help us understand if our website is working well and to learn what content is most useful to visitors. We also use some cookies which are essential for our platform to work and help us to provide you with the best experience possible. You can accept or reject our non-essential cookies and change your mind at any time. To learn more, please read our cookies policy.

Update cookie preferences
Skip to content

Multiple Sclerosis Trust

No one should have to live with multiple sclerosis (MS) alone. We fund and train MS health professionals in areas of greatest need in the UK, and provide practical, evidence-based information support to people from first diagnosis and throughout their MS journey.

www.mstrust.org.uk/

Charity

Registered charity no. 1088353

Member since November 2019

Latest News

Super-size your funding for the MS Trust!

Super-size your funding for the MS Trust!

The last 18 months have been the most difficult the MS Trust has faced – as for many companies. Covid-19 has had terrible repercussions for many people with multiple sclerosis. The widespread cancellation of support services across the country has left thousands of people with nowhere to turn for help with their debilitating, life-long condition.

This Christmas, we are running a Big Give Challenge, to enable us to establish Advanced MS Champions and MS Specialist Nurses in areas where they are most needed and run our enquiry service, providing much-needed support for people with MS across the UK.

The challenge relies on organisations pledging support, which is matched by funds raised by our supporters and the Big Give themselves.

We invite you to be one of our Star Pledgers to SEE YOUR DONATION MORE THAN DOUBLED and make a big impact for people with MS.

How it works:

  • Make a Pledge by 27th August.

  • We will use Pledges to incentivise our supporters to make a matched donation

  • Pay your Pledge after the campaign finishes in December.

Pledge levels:

  • £250 An invitation to an exclusive virtual thank you celebration & a signed certificate

  • £500 All of the above + your logo on our MS Trust Big Give webpage

  • £1,000 All of the above + a personal thank you to your organisation in our digital newsletter

Please join us to double your donation! For more info please contact us or go ahead and make your pledge here:

https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/pledge?campaignId=a056900001wZJjoAAG

Streaming for the win - a new theme tune

Streaming for the win - a new theme tune

Anthony Chapman is an educator and producer, and member of bands Collapsed Lung and Arndales. He was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. He has recently started streaming his beatmaking live on Twitch, and was kind enough to create a theme tune for our new podcast series.

During lockdown in 2020 a lot of people started to take part in various online activities. There was shenanigans like getting your parents to make dance videos on TikTok, endless online quizzes, yoga classes and of course lots of gaming. One platform that saw a lot of new activity was Twitch. Ant had had a Twitch account for several years but hadn’t really used it much, apart from watching Scottish comedian Limmy, who was an early adopter of streaming his stand up gigs on the platform. Ant is a musician, educator and musical producer. Although his teaching and producing could still happen during lockdown, live gigs had to stop. Ant plays in his bands Collapsed Lung and Arndales, but trying to organise all band members to get set up online was too difficult.

After watching more and more non gamers using Twitch for different things, Ant decided to have a go at setting up a stream of him making some music. Ant had found that working on other people’s songs, such as remastering and producing was ok, but in the last few years he hadn’t made much music for himself. So he thought that perhaps if he streamed what he was doing people might watch him, "I’ll get the extra push I need". And it worked! After a few months of streaming Ant had made more music than in the previous 10 years. Plus he had created a nice online community of people who showed up every week to watch him make his music. The group of people interacting with Ant via the chat were having lots of fun and learning a lot about how to make beats.

This is why we approached Ant to see if he would be willing to make our new podcast theme song. In MS Awareness week we are launching a new series of podcasts called “Me MySelf and I” concentrating on the lives of people affected by MS during a year of lockdown. Ant himself is one of our stories, talking about his diagnosis story and how having MS has impacted on his life in music. When we asked Ant to take part and get involved, he was game so to say!

“I think the MS trust is a brilliant source of information, if I want to try and find something out about something related to MS, the MS Trust website is always my first port of call.”

You can hear our new fantastic podcast theme tune on all future podcasts of 'MS: Breaking it down' at https://mstrust.org.uk/ms-podcasts.

All aboard for The MS Trust Conference 2021!

All aboard for The MS Trust Conference 2021!

There is no other event like the MS Trust conference! It's a fantastic event for MS health professionals to come together to learn, share expertise and focus on improving care for everyone affected by MS. Conference provides an opportunity for MS teams to update their knowledge on the latest developments in MS care and treatment and to network with other health professionals who share a special interest in MS. The MS Trust annual conference was postponed in November 2020 but we are keeping the original, fantastic programme and will be hosting the conference as a virtual event. This gives us an amazing opportunity to extend the invitation to even more health professionals as we are not limited by physical space. 

The conference runs Sunday, 28 February to Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Registration closes at 6pm on Wednesday, 24 February 2021. https://mstrust.org.uk/health-professionals/courses-and-training/ms-trust-conference