Tier 4

We plan to stay open for oxygen (subject to oxygen operators being willing to come in) and we are awaiting responses from therapists. We should Protocols will be rigidly adhered (temperature check, masks, etc)

Easy ways to raise funds for your centre.

Membership fees are due starting in January.  Membership rates remain the same, MS: £12 Non-MS: £24, however, if you paid your 2020 membership between January-March 2020 you did not receive a full year subscription as we were closed due to Covid-19, you are therefore entitled to half-price 2021 membership.    Please make sure you complete the membership form even if you pay membership via bank transfer, the membership form is needed to check the information we keep about you is up to date.

100 club – It would be great to get more people signed up to the 100 club, it’s only £5 a month.  The prize fund currently paid out between 3 winners every month is £75, but obviously would increase if more people were in it.  We currently have 31 people signed up, you have to be a member of the centre to be in the 100 club.

Small home collection tins – We have small home collection tins for your small change, please ask if interested

Amazon – if you shop at Amazon, please go via our website, click on the Amazon link at the top of our webpage www.omstc.org this raises about 5% of the money spent, please share this information with your friends and family. We raised just over £200 in 2020.

Easyfundraising – is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site and its free to use.  Just start shopping first at easyfundraising then shop as normal.  Retailers will then make a small donation to the Centre.  There’s over 4,449 retailers to choose from.  We have raised nearly £100 in 2020 and £150 in 2019, with very few supporters.https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/omstc/

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire Fundraising | Easyfundraisingeasyfundraising® is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site. It’s simple to use and it’s free. Since we launched in 2005, we’ve helped thousands of good causes raise money simply by shopping online.www.easyfundraising.org.uk

We are raising money through Recycling for Good Causes, we are after the following items:

  • Jewellery (any material, wearable or broken)
  • watches
  • Used stamps
  • Gadgets (mobile phones, cameras, satnav, game consoles, tablets, MP3 etc)
  • Unwanted currency (no matter how old)
  • Used Ink cartridges

Sign up and get £5 bonus donation for the centre

 Christmas is only 12 days away but there’s still time to raise more donations!Every new supporter who signs up to support Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire before December 18th will earn a bonus £5 donation!*
 
 
 
Please support Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire on #easyfundraising, you can raise FREE donations when you shop online with over 4,300 retailers. It’s simple and only takes 2 minutes to sign up! Plus if you sign up, we’ll get a £5 bonus donation: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/omstc/?referral-campaign=c2s

Don’t forget your raffle tickets

Last week of raffle ticket selling – don’t forget to get your tickets:

1st prize – Lovely Hamper from hampers.com

2nd prize – ‘Best of Mrs Bridges’ including chutneys, jam, mustard, salsa

3rd prize – Farmers Market Cottage Delights selection box

4th prize – 2 bottles of wine donated by MEPC Management

5th prize – Hand painted ‘Turtle Doves’ on wood by Nandi Ablett (ms member)

£5 a strip, if you can’t get in let Sue know and she’ll put some by for you.

£5 bonus for each new supporter that signs up!


 
 There’s still time to raise more donations before Christmas.Every new supporter who signs up to support Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire before December 18th will earn a bonus £5 donation!*More supporters mean MORE donations for your cause. Share the message below to sign up new supporters and start earning bonus donations.

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Please support Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire on #easyfundraising, you can raise FREE donations when you shop online with over 4,300 retailers. It’s simple and only takes 2 minutes to sign up! Plus if you sign up, we’ll get a £5 bonus donation: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/omstc/?referral-campaign=c2s
 

Christmas Opening Times

   

Monday 21st                  Oxygen 10.30

Tuesday 22nd                  Oxygen 10.30 and 11.30                  Physio, 9-12

Wednesday 23rd               Massage 9-5

Thursday 24th                     Osteopath 9.15 – 1.15                      Oxygen 10.30

Tuesday 29th                  Oxygen 10.30 and 11.30

Wednesday 30th            Massage 9-5

Thursday 31st                 Osteopath 9.15 – 1.15                      Oxygen 10.30

Friday 1st January         Oxygen 10.30

Potential Covid-19 vaccine: what does it mean for people with MS?

Naturally the talk of two potential vaccines for Covid has been met with much enthusiasm across the world. But will it be MS-compatible? 

The MS Trust is being asked questions about what it means. Trying to make sense of it they spoke to Professor Alasdair Coles, a consultant neurologist based at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge. 

It is definitely worth reading the whole article. It is not that long and Professor Coles and the  MS Trust have done a really great job of writing in detail without getting too technical. 

You can find the article here: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/news/covid-19-vaccines-what-they-mean-people-ms?

If you don’t want to read the whole article here are two highlights:

‘Would a Covid-19 vaccine be safe for all people with MS? Are there any risks? 

Having MS by itself does not mean that you shouldn’t take the vaccine. There’s no concern that a vaccine will cause MS, trigger a relapse or make your symptoms worse. I would really encourage everyone with MS to look forward to taking this vaccine, unless they’re told that they shouldn’t have it because of the drugs they’re on. There are some disease-modifying drugs (DMD) that are used to treat MS which would make some vaccines either unsafe or ineffective.’  

‘Any final thoughts? 

There’ll be two clear effects of finding a successful vaccine for people with MS. One is that the more people who take this vaccine, the more it will reduce the number of people who can be infected by Covid-19. Therefore the overall infection rate will decrease, reducing the chance of someone with MS being exposed to someone who has Covid-19. Secondly, people with MS will be offered the vaccine at some point in the future and, if it’s effective for these people, then they will have direct immunity against Covid-19.’ 

Make yourself a cup of tea and have a read here: 

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/news/covid-19-vaccines-what-they-mean-people-ms

Coronavirus advice for people with MS

With the Covid guidelines frequently changing, what actually is the advice for people with MS?

Here is a list of reliable webpages where you can get the most up to date advice.

MS information

MS Society: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/ms-and-coronavirus-care-an…?

MS Trust: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/coronavirus-covid-19-and-multiple-scleros…

Government/NHS

Gov UK: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 

To request a test: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/g…

Local council

Oxfordshire Council: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/coronavirus-covid-19

Other

‘Please give me space’: https://pleasegivemespace.uk/