Multiple sclerosis (MS) The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Founded in London in 1953, it is a membership organisation, made up of people living with MS, their friends and families. The charity has a nationwide network of branches and volunteers, who help to raise awareness and funds, both locally and nationally. MS Society activities include: funding MS research into cure, cause and quality of life, including animal experimentation; since 1956 the MS Society has invested approximately £220 million of today’s money in research. providing grants (financial assistance) to people affected by MS education and training on MS to those affected directly and to health professionals producing information on MS: Publications downloads running a freephone specialist MS Helpline (0808 800 8000) providing local support groups through local groups and regional networks campaigning on issues that affect people with MS, like the benefits system, social care and access to treatment organising events like MS Life, MS Walk and Living with MS, educational and social events. For more information about the work of the MS Society, please visit the charity's website.