Posts By: Karen Jones

New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for Multiple Sclerosis

Source MS Trust: New research has provided the strongest evidence yet that infection with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) acts as a trigger for people to develop MS. Researchers in the United States made use of a series of blood samples collected from more than 10 million military personnel. They determined EBV status at the time the first… Read more »

Raffle prizes wanted for quiz night

Raffle prizes wanted for quiz night on 18th March, especially things like chocolate, biscuits, wine, unused xmas presents.  Many thanks.  PS – don’t forget to get your teams together – ask Sue for a team application form!! 

Annual Membership 2022

From 2022:Annual Membership:  MS – £15 Non-MS – £30 Recommended donation for oxygen therapy for non-ms members: £25 per session.

Big thank you to Chris Maskell

Chris Maskell from KSM Training carried out Emergency First Aid at Work Training on 15th December for nine of us at the centre.  Thank you so very much to Chris who did this training for free for us!  The certificate lasts for 3 years.

MS-UK Webinar: Seated exercise – getting the best from exercise in sitting

Join MS-UK for their last online information session of the year on Monday 20 December at 2pm. Dr Gretchen will be showing how to use seated positions for exercise as an advantage and making it a challenging alternative to standing. Sounds the perfect accompaniment to our seated classes! It will focus on seated exercises, demonstrating how using… Read more »

How could DWP improve health assessments for PIP and ESA?

How could DWP improve health assessments for PIP and ESA? We are sure there are some strong opinions on this! MPs want to hear your experiences of applying for PIP and ESA. There is more information about the survey by clicking here .   This survey is for people who have had an assessment to claim Personal Independence Payment… Read more »

MS and Covid-19: Two new treatments available from mid-December

The government has announced that people with MS in the UK will be eligible for one of two new treatments if they catch COVID-19. Currently, treatments are only available for people already in hospital. This is taken from the MS Society website: We have several vaccines doing an incredible job protecting people from COVID-19. But… Read more »

Massive thank you to Sarah-Jane

The total Sarah-Jane raised from her fundraising swim was an incredible £2601.33 We would like to thank Sarah-Jane so very much for all her hard work to make this such an amazing fundraiser for the centre.