September 11, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society's website has been named Charity Internet Site of the Year in the 2003 UK Charity Awards.
The judges praised the Society for a site which "is by far the most interactive and innovative entry. A vast amount of its content is contributed by the charity's own beneficiaries and is a lively and extremely innovative use of an online presence."
The award was presented by Paul O'Grady, TV's Lily Savage" at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Highly commended in the category was the Youthnet national online volunteering database. Also shortlisted were Mencap and Battersea Dogs Home. The Awards are organised by Charity Times.
Last year, the Society website was named British Medical Association Patient Information Website 2002.
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From Charity Times Report:
UK Internet Site of the Year
Its’ website, at the address www.mssociety.org.uk, has a crucial role
in communicating with its 450,000 members and reach the 85,000 people in
the UK affected by MS.
The site was completely redesigned in 2001 to make it informative and accessible to people of all ages. The “three clickthrough” principle is a key feature of the new site, and enables end users to navigate round the site easily and quickly.
Commended for its breadth of content with eight sections covering the MS “pathway”, ranging from topics such as frequently asked questions, key resources, book reviews, grants, care, respite care, physiotherapy, palliative care to news in research, young people, campaigns of the month.
There are around 80 Home pages with average10 new pages being generated
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