The MS Society

The MS Society funds MS research and provides financial assistance and education and training on MS. It produces a wide range of publications on MS and runs a free specialist helpline 0808 800 8000 (weekdays 9am Р9pm) or

More information including information about the wide range of free publications (online and hardcopy) can be found on the MS Society website.

The MS Society is committed to bringing high standards of quality health and social care within reach of everyone affected by MS and to encouraging and supporting medical and applied research into its cause and control.

The MS Society has one salaried external relations officer working in Yorkshire and Humberside alongside people affected by MS and health and social care professionals, and one salaried local networks officer working mainly with branches.

There are eighteen branches and support groups in Yorkshire and Humberside providing information and local support for people affected by MS and their families and carers. These are all run by volunteers:

  • Barnsley & District
  • Bradford & District
  • Bridlington & District
  • Doncaster & District
  • Grimsby & District
  • Halifax & Calder Valley
  • Hambleton & Richmond
  • Harrogate & District
  • Huddersfield & Kirklees
  • Hull, Beverley Borough & Holderness
  • Leeds & District
  • Sheffield & Rotherham
  • Ryedale
  • Scarborough & District
  • Scunthorpe & District
  • Skipton, Craven & Settle
  • Wakefield & District
  • York & District

Contact details and more information about the work of all branches can be found on the MS Society website.

Regional staff contact details:

Ruth Stockdale
Regional External Relations Officer
Tel: 0208 827 0222 / 07734 777 053

Sally Snowball
Local Networks Officer (North Yorkshire)
Tel: 020 8438 0805 / 07919 698 302

Kim Edge
Local Networks Officer (West Yorkshire)
Tel: 020 8827 0318 / 07950 022 810