The Shane Project is an independent charity for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), their families and Carers. It was founded in April 2002 by Norma McFarlane when her two sons were diagnosed with MS. The charity is named after Shane, her eldest son who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive in 1993 but sadly passed away in December 2003.
How it Started
Music mad Shane McFarlane was a 25-year-old DJ with ambitions of setting up his own record distribution company when he began to experience strange health symptoms. It started with a seemingly innocuous pain in his knee and was followed by tremors in his hands and an unsteady walk.
Unaware of what was happening, Shane continued to try and function as normal as he could
What we do at Shane Project
The Shane Project aims to raise awareness and understanding, reduce isolation so as to help improve the quality of life and independence of people living with MS.
To achieve this The Shane Project provides:
- A monthly Network Club (NWC)
- A monthly teleconference
- Annual Quiz Evening
- Outreach and awareness raising opportunities
- Volunteering opportunities and support
- Quarterly newsletter
- Telephone helpline
The Shane Project Offers a Wide Range Services for Our Members.
Tai Chi Online
Tai Chi every Thursday (0208 884 6330 / 07910240683)
To be continued
Address: Edmonton Baptist Church, London N9 0LS
Sharing Journey / Teleconferencing
Sharing Journey / Teleconferencing – Every Second Wednesday of every month @7:30pm-8:30pm. Email or Contact Office for full detail.
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting (AGM) / Network club 29th of October 2020
End of Year Session
Network Club, Friday 30th of November
£10 individuals – £12.50 for organisation per year
Carers Support Group
Carers Support Group for people caring for someone with MS in Partnership with Enfield Carers Centre –
Every other month.
4pm at Enfield Carers Centre 137-143 Baker Street EN1 3JL
Dates: Once, Monthly February to November
The Shane Project seeks to develop independence awareness and understanding through the provision of support, information and advocacy that empowers those living with MS, including Carers and family members.About Us
What is MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system which damages the protective coating (Myelin sheath) around the nerves which transmit messages to all parts of the body, especially connected with the control of muscular and sensory activity.What is MS