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:


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.

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