Posts By: Karen Jones

Nominate us for an award!

Didcot First are taking nominations for the Business and Community Awards.  If you feel the centre has gone above and beyond and you would like to nominate us for an award, please visit and select the ‘BACS’ tab to complete a nomination form.  Winners receive a framed certificate in recognition of their achievement along with… Read more »

Sad news

Ted Lyall, a volunteer here at the centre when I first came to the centre, passed away last Thursday.  There is a memorial service for him at South Oxfordshire Crematorium on 21st August at 3pm and afterwards at La Fontana Restaurant.  There is a card at the centre for anyone wishing to sign it.

Raffle prizes needed

For a quiz night to be held by the Nightingale Pub Bicester on Thursday 30th August.  I am also happy to now accept raffle prizes for the MS Quiz Night onFriday 12th October

Wasp Nest

We have a wasp nest under the centre by the disabled walkway.  Milton Park have been informed and will come and investigate.  Please be aware.

Government review says doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medicinal use.

Source MS Society: Government review says doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medicinal use. (Note: What medical professionals usually mean by ‘medicinal cannabis’ or ‘medical cannabis’ is cannabis products licensed as medical treatments. So for MS, that means Sativex, which is specifically licensed to treat muscle spasms and stiffness in MS. Journalists or other… Read more »

Doctors think they have discovered the cause of multiple sclerosis

Source Mail Online: Could vaccine for a common virus stop multiple sclerosis? Doctors think they have discovered the cause of disease. (Note: The researchers’ explanation is currently just a theory but they plan to carry out further research.) A vaccine for avoiding multiple sclerosis has moved a step closer, as doctors believe they have discovered the cause… Read more »

Disabled driving tuition and assessments at the Queen Elizabeth Foundation

If you are disabled, driving can seem a daunting prospect. The Queen Elizabeth Foundation are specialists in all aspects of driving for disabled people, with expert assessors and instructors backed by specialist technology. They have a wide variety of specially adapted dual-controlled cars fitted with hand controls and left foot accelerators, swivel seat and hi-tech… Read more »

Oxford Otters Swimming Club

We are a small swimming club aimed at people who have a disability or mobility problems. This could be long term or short term. We have been established since 1966. We meet at Brookes sports, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Campus, Botley, Oxford. ox2 9at. We meet every 2 weeks on a Sunday morning, 9:00-11:30. we have… Read more »

Milton Park July Newsletter

July Newsletter Milton Park 2040 Vision A message from Philip Campbell to tell you about our latest project: The Milton Park 2040 vision. Please take part in the first step survey and share with your peers and colleagues. Read more On-site News Isansys wireless technology wins award Read article Don’t forget about the TuesdayWandering Feast… Read more »

Congratulations to our July winners

Toni Radulovic winning £48.75 Julia Gower winning £29.25 Richard Twine winning £19.50 If you would like to join our 100 club, just £5 a month, speak to Sue or Gloria for details and a form, you can pay by cheque, cash or standing order.