The national Multiple Sclerosis charity (MS-UK) has received £5,000 to fund the audio versions of their bi-monthly magazine in Colchester.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

MS-UK provides information and support to anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis. The grant will enable those who struggle with a printed magazine to continue to enjoy all the latest news, research and features focused on living life with MS.

Amy Woolf, Chief Executive at MS-UK said: “This funding will allow us to continue to make New Pathways available to as many people as possible. Many people living with Multiple Sclerosis can have visual problems, or even struggle to hold a magazine, so to be able to continue to provide New Pathways in a format that can be enjoyed by as many people as possible is fantastic. We are very grateful to the Santander Foundation.”

Judi Hambling, Branch Manager at Santander’s Colchester branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting MS-UK, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”