The MS Trust is a UK charity providing information for anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis. They run education programmes for health professionals, provide funding for practical research and campaign for specialist Multiple Sclerosis services.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system and more than 100,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the condition. More women than men are sufferers and the disease is usually diagnosed when people are in their 20's and 30's.
NatWest have put in place the new direct debit origination facility as it is a more recognised and easier form of regular payment collection. Previously the Trust has relied on individuals to set up their own standing orders through their own banks. Under the new system a donor just needs to sign a mandate and the Trust can then manage the payment cycle.
Demetrios Stavrou from the MS Trust comments: "In an environment when it is harder to raise funds, the ability to make donations easy and pain free is very important to all charities. This new facility will make it easier for regular donors and we are grateful to NatWest for their assistance in setting the system up."
Ben Bifeld, relationship manager, commercial banking at NatWest added: "Becoming a direct debit originator should make it easier for the Trust to collect their donations and support the important work they undertake."