The Multiple Sclerosis Trials Collaboration (MSTC) aims to help people with MS access research studies to get closer to a cure.
The Berkeley Foundation's support has helped MSTC get over 500 people on to trials in 2018/19.
This includes support from Fahd Abu Aisha from the Berkeley office in Dubai, who climbed two or the three highest mountains in Ecuador for MSTC, raising more than £5,000. This support, in combination with the grant from the Foundation, has enabled MSTC to win further funding valued at more than £5.8 million this year.
MSTC works closely with the UK MS Register, recruiting 400 patients in 2018 to an existing database of over 17,000 people with MS. This project allows people with MS to monitor their own condition and will eventually provide the structure for a national trial. The Berkeley Foundation funded a film and a doctoral student to increase understanding of the role of treatment in people living with MS.