Category Archives: family and MS

Well done British 10k runners!

Hi everyone, I just want to say a massive well done to everyone who took part in the British 10k on Sunday 09 July in aid of MS-UK…you guys make our work possible! It was a hot day (OK, it … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: MS and single parenthood. An unexpected journey.

Our newest guest blogger, Jo, gives a very honest and touching account of  her life with multiple sclerosis (MS) and coping with a devastating loss… I was (provisionally) diagnosed with MS five days before my wedding. I’d been having symptoms … Continue reading

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The Summer Ball is here!

Hi everyone, Well, the evening is nearly upon us…tonight we will be celebrating at our annual Summer Ball! For the fifth year, some hundred people will gather in the heart of Constable Country to enjoy an elegant evening of fine … Continue reading

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Carers Week: ‘You know you’re not the first person to go through this, but it can feel that way’

As part of Carers Week Mark gives his account of caring for his wife, Portia with multiple sclerosis… Portia and I met at university, where we were studying architecture and landscape architecture. We were married in 1998 – around the … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Why I’m running the British 10K 2017

In this guest blog, Gemma tells us why she is running the British 10K 2017 for MS-UK… Hi my name is Gemma, and I’m going to be taking part in the British 10K 2017 for MS-UK. In April 2005 I met … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea for Volunteers’ Week

Hi everyone, Last Friday we hosted a small afternoon tea, to thank our local volunteers! This is part of the national Volunteers’ Week campaign. Guests included people who support our work at Josephs Court, fundraising volunteers as well as some … Continue reading

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MS and parenthood

In this guest blog, for World MS Day, Joanne shares her tips for dealing with multiple sclerosis (MS) and being a parent… Everyone has challenges, mine is juggling MS and parenthood. With no control over either of them, I read to … Continue reading

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