Alun and his sister Elaine at an event

Announcing Alun Armstrong as our new Ambassador

We're thrilled to announce actor Alun Armstrong has joined our nine-strong Ambassador line up. Alun's sister Elaine has lived with MS for over 40 years, inspiring him to become our newest MS Society Ambassador.

Helping other people live with MS

Alun's career spans many roles, like his character ex-detective Brian Lane in BBC's New Tricks. Other high profile appearances include presenting the MS Society Awards and campaigning to scrap the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) 20 metre rule. We're endlessly grateful for his support.

He told us "I've seen first hand the time and effort my sister and her husband, David devote to supporting the Lymington and New Forest MS Society Group. And the wonderful work they do to offer help to others living with MS.

On the verge of something big

"Being made an MS Society Ambassador is a great honour. I've met so many extraordinary people who are so brave and dignified despite the problems that MS presents them with. It’s a really humbling experience and a very rewarding one too

"There’s a real buzz around MS at the moment – we’re on the verge of something big happening".

Here for everyone affected by MS

Alun’s sister, Elaine told us: “I’m really thrilled about Alun’s new role, and I’m always thanking him for his work for the MS Society. I know he does a lot, and when he comes to the local group they think it’s the most wonderful thing!"

Our Chief Executive Nick Moberly says: “We’re over the moon to have Alun on board as our new Ambassador. We're here for everyone affected by MS, and our Ambassadors play a vital role supporting our work.

"Alun’s unwavering support and generous commitment of time and energy will mean we can help and support more of the 100,000 people who live with the condition."

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