Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.   Recommended donation rates for next year will remain the same.  New Membership forms will be sent around soon for the 2019 membership year.

I hope you all enjoy Christmas and wishing you a good New Year.


Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 21st December – bring some food in to share from 12.15.

Christmas Opening Hours:

Monday 24th December – Open for Oxygen

Thursday 27th December  – Open for Massage

Friday 28th December – Open for Oxygen and Massage

Monday 31st December – Open for Oxygen

Wednesday 2nd January – Open for Massage

Thursday 3rd January – Open for Oxygen and Acupuncture

Friday 4th January – Open for Oxygen and Massage

……then back to normal

Unwanted DVD’s

Unwanted DVD’s?  If you have any you don’t want anymore can you bring in and we can make a bit of money from them. 

Website migration

Website migration is now complete. This should not affect most people- we are still
Blog posts can now be resumed. Jon

Community MS Specialist Nurse

Sue Barnden Community MS Specialist Nurse is getting back into swing of things after being off work; reviewing appointments scheduling and frequency of follow up.

Sue is running clinics as follows

o   OCE all day Wednesday fourth Monday in month may increase this to include another day.

o   Abingdon third Monday in afternoon starting today 19th November.

o   Banbury fourth Thursday in month afternoon starting January 2018.

Contact Sue to make an appointment, 01865 737465

Steventon Choral Society – Tickets are now available

Tickets are now available to purchase at the centre:

Steventon Choral Society

‘December Delights’

Saturday 15th December and Thursday 20th December 2018

7.30pm, Steventon Village Hall

Tickets £10 includes interval refreshments.

Saturday concert in aid of the Centre

Many thanks to Patricia Sadler, our Osteopath.

The Government has changed the law to make cannabis for medicinal use legal under prescription.

Source MS Society:  The Government has today changed the law to make cannabis for medicinal use legal under prescription.

But it’s likely that nothing will change in the short term for the one in 10 people with MS who could get relief from pain and muscle spasms by using medicinal cannabis.

We’re calling for the interim guidance on prescribing medicinal cannabis to be urgently reviewed so that access to the treatment isn’t so heavily restricted. Read on. 

NICE pauses final decision on ocrelizumab for primary progressive MS

Source MS Trust: NICE has announced that it is pausing the publication of final guidance for ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

The final decision was due to be published on the NICE website on 31 October and would have rejected ocrelizumab as an NHS treatment for primary progressive MS on the grounds of cost-effectiveness.

The MS Trust now understands that this final decision has been postponed(link is external) while further discussions take place between the drug company and NHS England. We welcome this move as it demonstrates a willingness on both sides to engage further in the debate around this drug which could have a substantial impact on the lives of people with primary progressive MS.  Read on.

Centre Christmas Lunch 


Date – Wednesday 12th December

Time – 12 for 12.30

Venue – Park Place Brasserie, Milton Park

Price – 3 courses £18, 2 courses £16 (including tip)


Leek and Potato Soup (V) (GF)

Salmon Gravadlax with a Beetroot and Horseradish Salad and Caper Dressing

Chicken Liver Pate with Festive Chutney

all served with Bread rolls

Main courses:

Roast Turkey Crown  served with pigs in blankets and stuffing (GF on request)

Butternut Squash Lasagne served with tomato and garlic bread (V)

Baked Lemon Butter Salmon En Papillote, baked salmon on a bed of vegetable mirepoix with lemon butter and white wine sauce (GF)

Steak, Guinness and Walnut Pie, slow cooked prime beef, marinated with guinness and braised with pickled walnuts.  Served in a herb crusted pastry tulip

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, roasted and new potatoes


Warm Belgium Chocolate Fudge Cake (V)

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce (GF on request)

Normandy Apple Tart with fresh Cream (V)

Coffee and Mince Pies

Merry Christmas!

October 100 club winners

October 100 club winners:

1st Sue Doran

2nd Babs Copley

3rd Angie Duncan

Join our 100 club for a share of the 100 prize fund every month, speak to Sue or Reception for details, just £5 a month.