I agree with a previous posts that the membership fee is a bargain. I understand the benefits of membership goes in various parts to funding research into MS, how to improve the lives of people with MS, and awareness-raising.
Since MS was first mentioned to me as a possible diagnosis 5 weeks ago, through the MS society I have had access to a range of excellent and relevant literature, including a guide for my employers regarding employing an MS sufferer and their responsibly. I have gained insight as to what I am entitled to as an employee, and should I lose my job I have access to information regarding potential benefits and legal position. It has also suggested some practical solutions for living with this condition. The website provides an opportunity to meet similar people online and in person at events, who are going through similar experiences.
My wife and best friend have each visited the MS society site since my diagnosis, which I am delighted about for two reasons- firstly they wanted to know more about MS, and secondly had somewhere to go for reliable information.
Perhaps as an idea, they could publish/post by request, and/or have an online version to everyone? That would presumably make the £5 go further? Just a thought- I will get off the soap-box now…
Hugs/ best wishes as appropriate, Fluffyollie xxx