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                                       Helen's story

Stop loneliness this Christmas

Did you know that 71% of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) feel lonely or isolated because of their condition? By working together with MS-UK, you can help these people feel less alone this Christmas.

MS affects around 130,000 people in the UK and 2.3 million people worldwide. Living with a long-term condition that people do not understand can make it hard to stay connected. It can be difficult to maintain independence and often people struggle to reach out and ask for the support they need as a result. This is why services like the MS-UK Helpline are so essential. But it wouldn’t exist without people like you.

MS-UK saw a 44% increase in calls to our helpline in the first month of lockdown alone and we continue to provide the MS community with essential information and emotional support when they need it most. As the Christmas period approaches, demand will be even higher and we need your support to ensure we can be here for as many people affected by MS as possible.

Our research has revealed that people with MS are often too scared to speak out about loneliness for fear of being viewed as a burden. People tell us they feel like a “viewer of the world, not a part of it,” and have “no one to share, communicate and laugh with, turn to, speak to and share worries with.” But with your continued help, MS-UK can be there for anyone who calls our Helpline to listen and provide them with much-needed emotional support.

This Christmas, by donating to the MS-UK Helpline you’ll help ensure no one has to face MS alone.

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MS-UK Helpline.jpgAbout the MS-UK Helpline

You can contact us about anything, whether it is about managing your symptoms, accessing benefits or simply to chat.

Our helpline is staffed by trained information officers and we’re here to provide you with all the information you may need to make your own decisions. We will never advise a course of action or make recommendations, but we will give you access to as much information as you want so that you’re able to make choices that are right for you. To contact the MS-UK Helpline email or call free on 0800 783 0518.



Make a text donation

Donating to us by text message is a quick and easy way to support MS-UK. You can donate a one-off gift of £5£10 or £20.


Text XMAS5 to 70688 to donate £5

Text XMAS10 to 70688 to donate £10

Text XMAS20 to 70688 to donate £20


You will be charged £5, £10 or £20 by your network provider plus one message at your standard network rate. MS-UK will receive 100% of the donation. *


* By texting your gift e.g. “XMAS10” to 70688 you are agreeing to us contacting you by phone and SMS to tell you more about our work and how you can support it. To give without receiving further contact by phone and SMS, add the word ‘NO’ e.g. ‘XMAS10 NO’ to 70456. 100% of your text donation will be received by us. For full terms and conditions please visit our policies page.