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.
Based on Norma’s personal experience following Shane’s illness – the lack of available support which was further compounded by isolation, prejudice and the stigma – prompted Norma to set up The Shane Project, with a focus on providing support to those with MS from black and ethnic minority people (BME).
The Shane Project complements the work of the MS Society and other associated agencies by filling in gaps in services for people with MS, their families and Carers by offering personal support, advice and information in a safe and friendly environment