MS Society Northern Ireland Blog

MS Society Northern Ireland's dedicated blog.


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Your support made the End The Wait campaign a success

As the dust settles after finding out who has won seats in Stormont, we can reflect on the highlights of our End The Wait Campaign. 

Waiting times were a key topic for most of the parties during the election. With your support we highlighted the impact extensive waiting times have on people living with MS.

Nearly a third of all candidates running for election pledged their support for End The Wait. 

Who likes Cake Break? Actor Stephen Hagen does!

Actor Stephen Hagan joined local fundraisers the McReavie family to launch Cake Break 2016 in Northern Ireland today.

Stephen (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Risen) is familiar with the impact MS can have and encouraged everyone to get involved in Cake Break.

Keeping up with Keep Us Well

We launched the Keep Us Well campaign in partnership with the British Heart Foundation NI, Long Term Conditions Alliance and Prescription Charges Coalition in November.

Our aim was simple – to call on Health Minister Simon Hamilton and the Stormont Executive to end the uncertainty and commit to keep prescriptions free for people living with MS and other long-term conditions. 

Keep Us Well – protect free prescriptions in Northern Ireland

We’ve teamed up with British Foundation NI, the Prescription Charges Coalition and the Long Term Conditions Alliance Northern Ireland to launch the Keep Us Well campaign. Brenda, our Campaigns Manager in Northern Ireland, explains why:


Sore feet for a good cause

Journalist Peter Cardwell is taking part in the MS Society Firewalk on 25 October in Belfast. Here he explains why he’s prepared to walk on hot coals for a cause close to his heart.

I remember once saying that I’d walk over hot coals to report on TV. Well, now that I report on TV maybe it’s time to walk on hot coals!

Kathy's story: Running for mum

Kathy Smith from Co. Down is taking part in the Belfast City Marathon on 6 May to support the MS Society. Here she explains why her mum is her biggest inspiration.

It’s almost four weeks to the main event: the Belfast City Marathon! Come 6 May I will line up with thousands of others to run the marathon course. To say I’m nervous is an understatement!

Help raise awareness of MS Week with your local MLA

In MS Week 2013 (29 April - 5 May) we will focus on the results from an unprecedented piece of research we undertook at the end of 2012.

People with MS in Northern Ireland helped us answer some important questions including:

Yoga and MS

My name is Derek McCambley, and I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2005.

I’d never really given yoga much thought before – to me it was done largely by earnest ladies of a certain age who wore green leotards and who liked to contort themselves. Boy, how  wrong I was.

Walking on hot coals to help beat MS

Pamela Agnew is taking part in the MS Society Firewalk on 26 October 2012 at the MS Resource Centre, Belfast. She tells us why she's risking burnt feet to raise money to beat MS.

I'm taking part in an MS Society Firewalk on Friday. Everyone is asking why. Even I am asking myself why.

Peter's Berlin Marathon: training with an injury

UTV journalist Peter Cardwell is taking part in the Berlin Marathon in September, to raise funds for the MS Society NI. Peter is also organising a

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