The October Club is a London-based committee of philanthropists who choose a different charity each year to work with. This year, the club (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary) chose the Multiple Sclerosis Trust (MS Trust), a charity that works with and supports around 100,000 living with the condition in the U.K.
Since 1987, the October Club has partnered with many charities and raised more than £10 million in total. This year it will work with the MS Trust’s Advanced MS Champions project which aims to support multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have challenging and complex symptoms.
The partnership was officially announced at a House of Commons event hosted by Baroness Wheatcroft and October Club Chairman Mark Pumfrey on July 4.
The Advanced MS Champions project will trial different models and approaches of care, working with patients and caregivers to fully understand their needs. The project will also work closely with other healthcare specialists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, social care, and palliative care to help those living with the condition to better manage their symptoms. The trial will be in select locations over a three-year period, whereafter a national rollout will occur.
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