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01/22/2017 at 10:15. Facebook
Are you watching Hollyoaks? We know many Hollyoaks viewers followed Nancy’s storyline and may be worried about MS and any symptoms related to MS. So we decided to open our Helpline today. You can contact our Helpline 10am – 2pm today, or email

Find out more about what’s happening to Nancy in Hollyoaks: [ Link ]

Hollyoaks’ Nancy Osborne faces her MS diagnosis
MS Society UK
01/20/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Are you following Hollyoaks' Nancy and her story? Meet the real-life Nancys. In our Gogglebox inspired video, best friends Tamla and Jess, who also have MS, watched the latest episode. Here’s what they have to say. Do you agree?
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01/18/2017 at 12:08. Facebook
“I suddenly felt as if my legs had been removed. It was the oddest thing. My legs felt weightless, a buzzing sensation so strong I had to stroke my thighs to make sure they were still there.”

This is Kirsty. She was only 26 when she was diagnosed with MS. But she was determined to not let MS stop her from living her life. Today she’s 32, a mother of a 4-year old daughter, and a successful...
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Brave mum with MS says disease won't stop her from living her life
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01/16/2017 at 11:28. Facebook
This is Ed. After his diagnosis, he found it difficult to come to terms with MS, and to talk to people about his condition. So he decided to do something about it!

Ed organised a mammoth day to raise awareness, including a 50 mile cycle ride, a round of golf at either side of the cycle, a BBQ, a band and a firework finale. Ed won last year’s MS Society Award for ‘fundraiser of the year’. Do...
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01/15/2017 at 13:08. Facebook
Are you living with MS? Join our free webinar with a MS Nurse on Thursday, 26 January, 7pm!

Ask the expert – MS Society webinars
The UK Government is asking for feedback on its plans to change employment and welfare support for disabled people, including people with MS.

We want to hear your views so we can send a clear message to the Government about the needs of people with MS. Please answer our survey – it should only take a few minutes and your...
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Take our welfare and employment survey.
The MS Society Tissue Bank allows scientists to research and study the causes of MS and find more effective treatments. We caught up with Lyndsey, part of the panel that oversees the Tissue Bank, to go behind the scenes and see how the Tissue Bank meets the needs of the scientific community and the wishes of the donors and their families: [ Link ].

Behind the scenes at the MS Society Tissue Bank.
It's likely to snow shortly! Be sure to stay safe and warm this evening. Here are some useful tips to help you cope: [ Link ]

Dealing with winter weather.
“The feeling of my legs getting stronger is brilliant.”

Getting fit and staying active is a very common New Year’s resolution. But sometimes, MS can make exercise difficult. Ann, who is living with MS, shares her tips with us: [ Link ]

How exercise helps me feel good!
Can you help? Police in the West Midlands are searching for a missing MS nurse, Dawn Brookfield. Dawn was shortlisted for an MS Award in 2011 and has fundraised for us. If you have any information, please call the police on 101.

Police launch hunt for missing MS nurse.
“I can’t even find words for the pride I have for my daughter.” Ever since her mum was diagnosed with MS, Zena was there for her, helping her through 2 major relapses. What a brilliant girl!

At last year’s #MSAwards, Zena won the ‘Carer of the Year’ award. Who is your #MSHero? Nominate them now: [ Link ]
Trying to get active again this January? If you're aiming to get back into the swing of things, then try out one of our events. We’ve got spaces for marathons and runs in Brighton, Bath, Manchester and Paris: [ Link ]

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If you're in the process of looking for a new job, it’s important to get the right support from your next employers. MS can cause extra challenges in the workplace, so having support can make a big difference: [ Link ]
Nominations for the MS Awards 2017 are open! Do you know someone living with MS, who has done something amazing? Or a loving carer, who is always there? Fundraisers, carers, people with MS… We want to celebrate all the people who make a difference in the MS community. Who’s your #MSHero? Nominate them today: [ Link ]
Happy New Year MS community! We hope you're having a great start to 2017. Did you make any New Year resolutions? How can the MS Society help you achieve them?
Happy New Year! We wish each and every one of you a promising and fulfilling 2017. Let’s make it a year to remember!
Huge congratulations to MS Society Ambassadors Kadeena Cox and Stephanie Millward on their New Year’s Honours. The Paralympians each received a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) – Kadeena for services to athletics and Stephanie for services to swimming: [ Link ]

MS Ambassadors recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List
Big thank you to all your incredible support over the last year. Here are some of highlights for you – enjoy! And again: THANK YOU
Tis the season! Wishing our fantastic MS community a wonderful Christmas filled with memories to always treasure. Merry Christmas everyone!
Thank you for all of your support over the past year, and for being a part of our Facebook community. Our online team and helpline will be logging off over the Christmas period until Tuesday 3 January. But don’t forget – you can still talk with the rest of the MS community on our forum: [ Link ].

If you need further emotional support, please contact the Samaritans 24 hours a...
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