Thank you

Many thanks to Dave, Russ, John M, Sarah D, Maggie, John & Angela, Gloria, Andy & Julia, Liz & Ronnie, Brenda & Geoff for giving up their time on Friday and Saturday to collect at Tesco Extra Abingdon.  A great total was raised: £945.69, so a massive thank you to all of you.

Attention, concentration and fatigue in long-term conditions study

Attention, concentration and fatigue in long-term conditions study:  Participants who attend the testing session in London will be paid £20.00

Do you have a long-term condition such as multiple sclerosis or cancer?

  • People with these conditions often report high levels of fatigue and difficulties with attention and concentration.
  • This research is interested in understanding these issues further.

You can take part in this study if:

  • You have a diagnosis of a long-term condition from a hospital doctor
  • You are at least 18 years old

Interested?  If you would like to find out more about this study please contact the team by email or call 0207 188 0192 or Noemi on 07599 055934

Remap – making things possible, custom made equipment provided free of charge.

Source Remap: Remap is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers. We help disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. This tailor-made equipment helps people to carry out essential daily tasks without having to ask for help, or helps them take part in leisure occupations or sports that would otherwise be impossible.

Our focus at Remap is to give people independence because we know how important this is. Many people have a physical impairment of some sort. But your life changes if you have to rely on others all the time. By making a piece of equipment specifically for an individual, tailored to their needs, we can often help them become that bit more independent.

Remap gives disabled people the joy of independence.  Find out more here.

Do you or your partner have MS? Would you like to help design an app to help people with MS manage fatigue?

The University of Sheffield has asked for volunteers to help with their research study.  They asked a group of people with Multiple Sclerosis, and a group of healthcare professionals, about what they thought the contents and appearance of a fatigue management app should be. They would like to know how far you agree or disagree with the things they said.

You can take part in this research if you are:

  • Someone living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or someone experiencing MS-like symptoms, regardless of whether or not you have received a diagnosis.
  • You have a partner who has MS
  • You are a professional who works with people with MS

You must be over 18 to take part in this research.

Find out more here!

Dates for your dairies

Dates for your dairies:

Friday 12th October – MS Quiz Night, Conservative Club, Didcot

Sunday 18th November – Harwell Xmas Craft Fair (half proceeds to the centre)

Saturday 15th December and Thursday 20th December – Steventon Choral Society, Steventon Village Hall

Further details nearer the time…

Milton Park Newsletter – June 2018

June Newsletter
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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.
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On-site News
Summer Food Festival with the Wandering Feast
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Why E-Bikes are good for your health
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Filming on Milton Park
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Second Wandering Feast!
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Off-site News
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Sutton Courtenay Lane road closure
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Science in Oxford event guide
Dates for the Diary
 

 

July 3rd 2018
BioTech & Tax with KPMG
KPMG will be hosting a breakfast seminar at Milton Park, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 3 July on the topic of “Biotech and Tax – growing your business”.
July 4th 2018
Bike2Work
Sign up to recieve your FREE breakfast from Café Metro for cycling to work
July 4th 2018
Wellbeing Wednesday
Come along and learn more about this national campaign led by Jamie Oliver and Sustain
July 12th 2018
Summer Food Festival
Put this year’s Summer Party date in your diary, you do not want to miss this year’s soiree!
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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.