Posts By: Karen Jones

Milton Park Newsletter – June 2018

June Newsletter Best Car Free Day yet! We know we’ve only hosted two, but this year was the best yet with it being bigger and better than last year, there was a lot of buzz and social media activity. Read more On-site News Summer Food Festival with the Wandering Feast Read article Why E-Bikes are… Read more »

Volunteers needed

We really are in need of volunteers to help collect at Tesco Abingdon (big one) on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July.  Do you have 1.5hrs you can spare?  Please contact Sue.


As you are probably aware, the law on how companies collect, manage and use personal data changed on 25th May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  As you are one of our members who access our services, we need to comply with this.  To keep things simple, we’ve updated our… Read more »

Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed to help with charity collection at Tesco Extra Abingdon on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July.  Please can you help do a 1.5hr session?  We struggled for volunteers at Millets on Saturday (Millets collection raised £372.16).  Please help if you can……

Having MS is enough. It shouldn’t be made harder by a welfare system that doesn’t make sense.

Source MS Society: “Welfare support is vital for many people with MS. It helps us manage the extra costs of the condition, stay in work for longer and participate fully in society.” “Yet our welfare system too often ignores invisible symptoms like pain and fatigue and fails to recognise how MS symptoms fluctuate.” The assessment… Read more »

Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions

Source Gov.UK: People with the most severe, life-long conditions will no longer have to attend regular reviews for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). New guidance coming into effect this summer means people who are awarded the highest level of support under PIP – and where their needs are expected to stay the same or increase – will receive an… Read more »

Valuing Goals Study

We are conducting a study to evaluate whether an online resource called ‘Valuing Goals’, which offers skills training in goal setting and action planning, can improve well-being for people with MS. I am contacting MSTCs to see if they would be willing to circulate an advert for the study to their membership for the opportunity… Read more »

Amazon shopping

From June 15th to June 29th, Amazon will triple donations from 0.5% to 1.5% of the net purchase price of Qualifying purchases. Just go to our website: and click on the Amazon link at the top of the page and just shop as normal, using your usual log-in details.  Please pass these details on to your… Read more »

GDPR – Consent

  If you have not completed the ‘stay in touch’ form, please do so ASAP otherwise we will not be able to keep in contact with you via telephone, email or post.  If you cannot complete the form, please email Sue with your preferences asap.  Many thanks,