Jersey multiple sclerosis society struggling for money

A charity that helps people with multiple sclerosis has said it is is struggling to raise enough money to cover its running costs.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Jersey supports more than 130 people who have the condition, which affects the nervous system.

The society said it was finding it increasingly difficult to raise the £20,000 it needs each year.

The charity is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

Suzie MacLagan from the society said they provided a listening ear.

She said: "When you are ready to contact the society, to put you in touch with other people to talk to , to share experiences can be very helpful.

"We also fund therapies and exercise sessions, so that people can continue to keep active and have a sense of well being."

Philip Caie was diagnosed with MS in 2009 and said it was fantastic just to talk to somebody who understood it.

He said: "When I needed to put hand controls in my car I couldn't find anyone in the island who knew anything about it until I spoke to the society.

"They kept my independence for me."

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