How it all started
MS Together was founded after Amy Thompson was diagnosed with MS at the age of 21 back in 2018.
"I remember when I was diagnosed, all I wanted to do was see other people like me - going through similar experiences and living a similar life. I scrolled endlessly on social media and through charity websites but I couldn’t find anyone I could really relate to. I also felt like there was no one my age talking openly about having MS and I felt unrepresented."
This led Amy to start her own blog www.butyoudontlookill.com where she shared her experience of living as a young person with MS. Through doing that, she had a few people reach out to her. These people thanked her for speaking out so openly about her condition and after getting to know these people on an individual level, Amy came up with the idea to start a support group.
"The group started in 2019 with just 6 members and has grown to over 850 members in the last few years. We've also raised over £60,000 for other MS charities and last year we won the Community Organisation Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards. I have huge plans for the future and I'm incredibly excited to see what we can achieve in the next few years."