Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common degenerative disease affecting people of working age in Scotland. It causes great suffering and affects at least 16,000 people, with 500 newly-diagnosed every year.
Revive MS Support was established in 1984 to provide clinical services and support for people with the condition, entirely free of charge. Based in Glasgow, we provide front-line support for as many as 1,700 people every year.
Critically, our services help to prevent further brain damage in people with MS, keep them on their feet and help to prevent the often terrible suffering caused by MS symptoms (e.g. chronic daily pain, mobility problems, incontinence, sleep deprivation and more). We also support the families and carers of those affected, most of which have no other support.
Our vision is a Scotland where people affected by MS can access all the services and support they need, where and when they need them.
Getting People with MS Back To The Future & Back on Track in 2022
Last year, when we had to close our doors for a number of months due to the lockdown, we launched an Appeal at Christmas to raise vital funds to make sure we would never have to close our doors again.
We were overwhelmed with the support we received, including from our clients and their families.
In 2022, our goal is to get Back to the Future, to provide our life-line services for every single person with MS that needs our support, right when they need it.
As Marty put it in the iconic film: less “Heavy, Doc!”, more “Let’s Rock”!
To show the life-saving impact that this support will have on the lives of those we support, our Christmas Appeal this year is backed by very short video clips with the personal stories of our clients.
We are hoping that this will encourage many more people to support our efforts to get back to full capacity in 2022 and ensure that those most drastically affected by lockdown and shielding (some of which have yet to return to our Centre) can fully bounce back in 2022.
Revive is the only charity in Scotland specifically focused on providing life-line clinical services for people with MS. Although a smaller charity, there is huge demand for our services.
One of our clients, Alex, 53 said: "If Revive wasn't here for me I'd be in a dark place".
You can help us deliver critical support and provide the intensive rehabilitation that so many people with MS need to get fully back on track in 2022. To donate, click on the 'Support us' button below. Many thanks.