The Last Voyage of RMS St Helena

A travel report by KMSTC Member, Chris Pinn

On the 14th April 2017 I went on the last voyage of the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) St Helena to Tristan da Cunha and then onwards to the Island of St. Helena. This mail ship supports these two islands and Ascension Island but was coming to the end of its working life. (more…)

MS awareness week

Hydrotherapy brings real results for Jill

Living with Multiple Sclerosis is a daily struggle, life can be physically, mentally and financially tough. That’s why this MS Awareness Week, Monday 24th April – Sunday 30th April 2017 the Kent MS Therapy Centre is appealing to its supporters to help fund one of the therapies that is really making a difference to people living in Kent with MS, Hydrotherapy.


‘Learn to adapt’ is my motto

Cecile Garrick may be a senior, as she puts it, but she most definitely still has a young, inquisitive mind. (more…)

Focus on what you can do – not what you can’t

Having lived with MS for 28 years so far, former antiques trader Sheila Steinberg, 65 from Herne Bay, says her stubbornness helps her get the most out of life.


“MS is the elephant in the room, but I’m in charge and in control of my life!”

Retired graduate chartered librarian Cate Jackson, 61 from Whitstable, has type-2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, COPD, sleep apnea and osteo-arthritis as well as MS. Her secret? Always trying to “look on the bright side of life” as the Monty Python team expounded!


‘My advice? Try not to let MS stop you being a mum’

Jo Dunk, 40 from Canterbury, was diagnosed with MS as a new mum in 2009. Refusing to let the condition define her, she battled chronic tiredness – and risk of a relapse – to have a second baby in 2011. (more…)

Sue Crook and the Red Wheelies

“I try not to say ‘no’ to anything”

Sue Crook, 65 from Canterbury (on the far left in the photo), tries to see the positive in every situation, and was part of the ‘Red Wheelies’ until they retired recently.


“I’m still me – I just have MS too”

Diagnosed with MS seven years ago, KMSTC member Gilly Stowe, is 56 and lives in Herne Bay. She’s also a former trustee of KMSTC and was chairman of the voluntary fundraising group.