MS Together

14th March 2022

2021 Winner

Community Organisation Award for Disability

MS Together is a national support group for young people (aged 18-35) who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was founded in 2019 by Amy Thompson after she was diagnosed with MS at the age of 21 and found little to no existing support for younger people living with the condition. MS is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s brain and spinal cord. More than 130,000 people in the UK have MS, and it is the most common central nervous system condition that affects young adults. The whole purpose of MS Together is to provide a safe and friendly environment where younger people living with MS can meet, share their stories and support one another throughout their MS journeys. Over the past year the group has grown to over 700 members and has raised over 50,000 for various MS charities.