Coping with Christmas stress

Christmas is often pictured as a time of joy and happiness. But it also brings a lot of stress and is usually very busy. When you have MS, it can affect your daily life and symptoms.

Helena, from the MS Trust Information and Engagement team, explores some ideas on how to reduce Christmas stress. If you have any further suggestions please let us know and we will share them.

Read the article from the MS Trust

Didcot Tesco collection

Many many thanks to Susan, Dave, Julia & Andy, Tony, Geoff, Joh & Angie and Richard for giving up 2hours of their time to collect at Didcot Tesco on Friday. 

It was a very successful collection, total: £650.31.  I really do appreciate you collecting, I know it’s not a fun job but when we can raise that sort of money it’s very worthwhile. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 

Ask the expert: speech problems

Some people with MS may experience problems with their speech. This can include slurred speech, poor voice quality and difficulty remembering words. These problems can be frustrating and, at times, can result in distressing experiences.

The MS Trust spoke to speech and language therapist, Suzanne Buckley to find out what causes these problems and learn about some of the practical strategies that can help.

Computer needed for reception desk

We are in desperate need for a new computer for the reception desk.  It is soooooo old and sooooooo slow and my reception staff are getting very frustrated!  So if you are feeling generous or you know someone else who might be then please please bear us in mind. 

Thank you 

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas opening hours 2018 - Fordhouses Cricket Club

Open as usual until……..

Friday 24th Closed

Monday 27th – Tuesday 28th Closed

Wednesday 29th Massage all day

Thursday 30th     Oxygen at 10am

Friday 31st     Oxygen at 10am & massage all day

Monday 3rd January Closed

From Tuesday 4th January Open as usual

Easyfundraising – how to instructions

Either go to on web brower, or download Easy Fundraising App then click on Support a Cause, type Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire into the search box.  Then click on Support this Cause (for the first time you will need to register a login, and then you can set up your favourites so you don’t have to go through this process each time).

You will then be able to select which shop you want to use, eg ebay, John Lewis, M&S, click on that and it will take you directly to your ebay page.  Then it’s shopping as normal!

Wallingford Accessible Boat Club

We are looking forward to trying to organise something next year.

Charity number: 1179179 

Getting disabled and elderly people out on 

the River Thames 

For nature watching, picnicking, fishing or just leisure  boating on the Wallingford stretch.  

Come and enjoy. Meet our Staff  

Team – they couldn’t be friendlier. 

A big welcome awaits you and a trip  

on the glorious River Thames. 

All outings are free of charge – but  

donations large or small welcomed. 


Tel: 0300 365 3655 

Our season: April to September 

(Weather & river conditions permitting). 

We are looking forward to trying to organise something next year.