I did my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as a compulsory part of my British Gas apprenticeship, it really was life changing for me and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to take part. I chose the Multiple Sclerosis Society for my Volunteering section because my brother was diagnosed with the illness when he was only twenty. Through volunteering with the local branch I learned about MS and the struggles people living with MS have. It gave me a deeper understanding of how his life can be. I now know he can, and does live an independent and fulfilled life.