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,[3] including animal experimentation;[4] 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.