MSWA Client, Robert

Your tax-deductible donation before the end of this financial year will help MSWA support our incredible Clients, like optimistic go-getter Robert, to live their version of best and continue doing what they love.

Through your contribution, not only are you supporting the provision of quality services to our Clients, but you are also bolstering our research efforts to continue finding answers about the causes of MS and other neurological conditions impacting thousands of Western Australians.

It is vital we fast-track medical research and make a lasting impact. You can empower change by giving what you can this tax time.

“Having MS or any other neurological condition is all about facing a bunch of crossroads your whole life, and simply figuring out how to overcome and navigate each turn with the right support,” said MSWA Client Robert Cridge.

“Accessing physio and other services through MSWA has helped me immensely physically, but from a mental point of view, they’ve given me the invaluable confidence to keep persevering and doing more of what I love.”

“I was one of the only people in WA who carried the Olympic torch in 2000, I’m part of a sailing Paralympics team, I’ve joined a gun club, I play lawn balls, and I made a big career change from chef to social worker – none of this would have been possible without MSWA”

“The research and support available now is incredibly life changing. I wouldn’t be able to continue living this remarkably active life alone - I seek help all the time and access all the services available to me. That’s the key to having a good life – using the right supports to be an active community member.”

Your donation ensures the delivery of quality services and access to cutting-edge technology, treatments and respite care to people like Robert, who was diagnosed with MS in 1995 at just 27 years old.

Your donation could help fund cutting-edge technology like the Mindpod

The first of its kind in Australia, Mindpod is a ground-breaking device being trialled by Edith Cowan University, and proudly funded by MSWA.

Mindpod allows users to feel as if they are playing a game – they take the role of a dolphin and ‘swim’ around using their arms. The aim is to keep away from a virtual shark! Watch the video to see how it works.

This game has been proven to be an effective form of therapy. The continual movement enables participants to strengthen their upper limbs and improve nerve function. It is brilliant to see a new and engaging therapy making a real difference.

Will you help us?

Your tax deductible donation will make a difference.

MSWA is proud to be Australia’s biggest contributor to neurological research, but we couldn’t do it without your generosity.

By donating you enable MSWA to be there when people like Hayley need us.

A donation toward our research will assist us supporting individuals, their families and future generations living with a neurological condition.

We would like to thank you in advance for your kind help.

If you have any questions about making a donation, you can email us at or call (08) 6454 3222.