Research and MS, online webinar with the MS Society, Thursday 21 April

In MS Awareness Week, find out about the science behind MS and some of the latest developments in MS research. It will take place on Thursday 21 April 2022 at 7pm

Join the MS Society Research team to find out about areas of work they are already funding, get up-to-date information on the latest ground-breaking research, and how you can get involved.

Want to find out more about our trials like Octopus or ChariotMS? Or are you a healthcare professional wanting to find out more about MS? This webinar is for you.

There will be a chance to ask questions before and during the webinar.

Click here to find out more

MS Trust webinars: MS Awareness Week

During MS Awareness Week the MS Trust will be hosting a series of webinars, covering everything from symptom management to work and finances. The webinars will feature tips and tricks from professionals who are trusted experts in their fields, along with people with MS who have generously agreed to share their own experiences.There will also be the opportunity to ask questions during the sessions. Schedule of webinars:

  • Work and MS – Monday 25 April at 6pm
  • Thinking and memory problems in MS – Tuesday 26 April at 1pm
  • MS research – Wednesday 27 April at 6.30pm
  • MS fatigue – Thursday 28 April at 11am
  • Exercise and MS – Friday 29 April at 5pm

Sign up today:

Spasticity online information session with MS-UK – Monday 25 April 2022

MS-UK are hosting a webinar called Spasticity – What it is and practical ways to manage the effects of spasticity. 

In this information session, Dr Gretchen Hawley will be discussing what spasticity is, how to recognise spasticity vs tightness and how you can manage its effects independently using the power of stretching. The session will last for approximately 60 minutes with time for questions at the end.

Session outline

  • What is the difference between tightness, spasticity, and spasm?
  • Which muscles tend to get tight/spastic?
  • Stretching parameters
  • Practice stretches
  • Q & A

Key information

  • Date: 25 April 2022
  • Time: 2pm
  • Where: Online
  • Find out more and sign up by clicking here

Free bike

Bike up for grabs, no money required please make a donation to the centre instead. 

Contact Sue at the Centre if you are interested.

Charity Craft Fair

Charity Craft Fair, Saturday 9th April 10am-3pm, Didcot Civic Hall, 50p entry on the day, under 12’s free. 

All profits going to Pet Pals and Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.  Our lovely Nandi Ablett will have a craft stall there.

London Marathon

We have a place for the runner for the London Marathon this year on 2nd October. 

Do you know anyone who might be interested in the place? 

Do you know any local running clubs that might be interested?  Please let Sue know asap.

Clocks spring forward this weekend

Don’t forget the clocks spring forward an hour this weekend on Sunday 27 March. 

The bad news is we lose an hour of sleep but we do get more daylight (and hopefully sunshine) going forward.