Mustard Soup is a new and forward-thinking charity supporting families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. We are run by people with MS, for people with MS, with a particular focus on the young and newly diagnosed.
We help people with MS get their lives back on track following diagnosis, empowering and supporting them to access appropriate local and national services.
We hold regular social events and activities throughout the year. Peer support is vitally important in helping people affected by MS avoid the social isolation that this invisible and poorly understood condition can often cause. This is especially important amongst the very young and vulnerable. As well as our regular social events, we also have a parents’ support group and run activities for children who have a parent affected by MS.
We aim to educate and promote a better understanding of this chronic neurological condition which affects a growing number of people in the UK. We host regular educational courses in conjunction with The Blizard Institute Centre for Neuroscience & Trauma, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary University of London.
Mustard Soup was founded by Kelly John & Kate Roshier after they were diagnosed with MS in 2008. They quickly realised that practical help aimed at helping young people get life back on track after diagnosis was very hard to find, as was meeting others their own age with MS. After becoming friends and helping each other find the support and assistance they needed, they decided to set up Mustard Soup and help others access this too. Kelly was formerly a Solicitor specialising in Brain & Spinal Injury Claims. Kate was formerly a Dental Nurse specialising in Surgery. They both live in Norwich, with their young families.