Mutual Support is the only organisation supporting both serving and veteran members of the military, and their spouses, suffering with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Our charity grant of £8,000 will go towards two support and respite weekends for 200 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and their carers.
These weekends aim to enhance and improve the quality of life of everyone in the group, through support, information, advocacy, and counselling. Military families can discuss the experiences and effects of MS on their lives in an understanding and safe environment. Through expert speakers, they also hope these weekends will be a form of education to the military, the public, and healthcare professionals in order to support and help those affected by MS.
An Army veteran who attended one of these weekends added; “This weekend has turned my life around; being able to be heard, to learn and to share with others has helped me see how to go on.”
Stuart Nixon, Chairman of Mutual Support said; “This is the difference that The Soldiers’ Charity’s funding makes; is invaluable in allowing us to deliver these weekends and provide invaluable support to veterans, those still serving and their spouses, who are living with a diagnosis of MS.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “It brings us great joy to award Mutual Support a grant of £8,000. The work they do is vital to supporting those in the Armed Forces who suffer with MS and their respite weekends act as a great comfort and support to their families and carers. Thank you to Mutual Support for the amazing work you do!”