Cumbria Crack

MS Research – Breaking Boundaries

Jenny Robertson

The latest news and developments in multiple sclerosis (MS) will be highlighted to local people affected by the condition on 17 April when the East Cumbria group of the MS Society plays host to a special guest.

Anyone whose life is affected by MS is invited to a talk by Jenny Robertson, Research Officer at the MS Society, to hear about the latest developments in MS research, including stem cell therapy, exercise and fatigue management and clinical trial news.

The event, to be held in Carlisle on Wednesday 17 April at The Shepherd’s Inn & Auctioneer, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RW and is part of a range of activities planned by the volunteer-led group to support local people with multiple sclerosis. There will be an opportunity for attendees to meet volunteers from the local MS Society Group and hear more about their activities

MS affects more than 100,000 people in the UK and symptoms typically appear in people in their 20s and 30s. MS attacks the nervous system, causing a range of unpredictable symptoms, including problems with balance and mobility, fatigue, cognitive issues and pain.

George McBride, lead Volunteer, said: “People with MS need access to the right information so they can make informed choices about their care. The afternoon will also be a great way to meet other people affected by MS from the local community. You don’t need to be an MS Society member to attend – everyone affected by MS is welcome.”

Attendance is free but places must be booked in advance. To book your place, visit

or call 020 8827 0369.

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