Donate

Donations are vital to our organisation. They help us plan for a sustainable future supporting people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Monthly gift

£10 a month

Pays for 5 newly diagnosed packs to be sent to MS nurses

 

£20 a month

Provides the magic dust to keep our forum fresh

 

£50 a month

Provides ongoing support for one volunteer

 

Single gift

Use the arrows to see what your donation can help us achieve or enter your own number into the box and click ‘donate’.

 

How your money helps

Shift.ms supports 35,000 monthly users through the adjustment following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

MS is typically diagnosed when people are in their 20s and 30s, a time of major life decisions about relationships, family and career. The uncertainty that comes with a diagnosis of MS is isolating and overwhelming.

 

Your donations provide the services to ensure no MSer feels alone.

“Someone to turn to no matter how I’m feeling. I’ve also found Shift.ms gives me answers to lots of questions, people share their own journey and health tips.”

The sense of community that Shift.ms affords people of all ages, walks of life and from all around the world has made this big disease seem like a smaller part of my life.”

“When I was first diagnosed, I was scared and felt alone, as I didn’t know anyone else who had MS, and knew very little about it. Shift.ms gave me somewhere to connect with other people, and to helped to show me that I’m not the only one going through these things.”

The Shift.ms website is designed and built by MSers, for MSers.

 

Other ways to give

 

Donate by post

We love receiving letters and one with a donation is even better.

Please make all cheques payable to ‘Shift.ms’ and send them to: Shift.ms, 3 Moor Park Avenue, Leeds, LS6 4BT, United Kingdom.

 

If you’re a UK taxpayer you can also download and fill in a Gift Aid Form which allows us to receive an additional 25% of your donation from the UK government, at no cost to you. 

 

Payroll giving

Payroll Giving is a means for employees to donate to any UK registered charity directly from their Gross Pay – so before tax is taken.

This gives an immediate tax relief of up to 45% depending what rate of tax an employee pays. In order to operate the scheme your employer needs to contract with a recognised Payroll Giving Agency such as Charities Trust or CAF.

 

Download our Payroll Giving Form and present it to your HR team at work.

 

Fundraise

Every year, our supporters do weird and wonderful things to raise money for us. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to run a marathon, or have a bake sale, or host a Come Dine with Me event.  If you have a fundraising idea, we’ll support you all the way, whatever you choose to do.

 

To find out more about fundraising and get some great ideas, click here.

 

Volunteer

Giving your time is just as important when it comes to supporting Shift.ms. Our volunteers work behind the scenes in a variety of roles including keeping our website safe and supportive, creating social media content, representing us at events, fundraising and spreading the word about what we do.

 

Check out Melissa’s video on why she volunteers with us and to find out how you can get involved here.

 

Looking for more?

If you’re looking for other ways to support Shift.ms you can also volunteer or fundraise. It all helps.