Posts By: Sue

Thank you Richard Twine

Thank you to those who sponsored Richard Twine.  He completed the Great North Run on 10th September in a time of 2hrs 17mins.  Fantastic job. He raised £131.25 at the Centre and Richard raised some more outside.  Big thanks Richard.

Craft Sale, Blewbury, 5th November

  Handmade Gifts, Homemade Cake and Refreshments, FREE ENTRY, Sunday 5th November 11-3.30. Blewbury Clubhouse, Bohams Road, OX11 9HF.  All proceeds from the refreshments will be donated to the Centre.  NB Cash payments only.

Please donate your round £1 coins to us

From 15th October the round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender.  Soon your old £1 coins will not be worth anything to you but we can still put them to good use, even after they go out of circulation.  Donate your old pound coins to us…….

Need Financial Assistance?

Source MS Society: Need Financial Assistance?  Who can help? The Multiple Sclerosis Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF) is a charity that supports all people affected by MS and who work with the MS Society on joint funding of individual grants. They may ask your permission to contact the MS Society to apply for part-funding on… Read more »

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

Source Tech Crunch: When there’s a problem in the brain, it pays to be precise — every millimeter counts with something like a tumor or blocked artery. But it can be extremely difficult to understand the exact shape and size of these things, which makes them difficult to diagnose and treat, as well. But 3D… Read more »

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

Source MS Society: From the 29th September, some people with MS won’t have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment. Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can’t work. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today…. Read more »

PIP and ESA Assessments

Source Parliament UK: As part of our inquiry on PIP and ESA Assessments, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming PIP or ESA. Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments Work and Pensions Committee Get involved The web forum closes on Friday 10 November 2017. If you have had an assessment, or… Read more »

Tips for managing MS bladder problems

Source MS Trust: Are you going sober for October? Alcohol can irritate the bladder, so reducing how much you drink may help you manage your MS bladder problems. Around 75 per cent of people with MS experience bladder problems and these can have a big impact on your everyday life. However, simple management strategies can… Read more »

Long-term Lemtrada Treatment Benefits Demonstrated in Extension Study

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A five-year study demonstrated that Sanofi-Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) provides long-term benefits for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, reducing relapse rates and preventing the progression of the disease. Importantly, most patients required only the standard two-phase treatment course. Few needed additional courses because of relapse or new brain lesions.  Read on.