Tesco Collection

Thank you for giving up your time to collect at Tesco Didcot on 20th December. 
The total raised was £449.24 which is fantastic!!  
I know most of you have collected throughout the year and the total raised from supermarket collections in 2013 was £1905.24. 
Thank you very much, there will be more in 2014!!!!

Gym Update

We now have balance-trainer and motomed in place.
Training for both pieces of equipment will be finished this Friday 17th.  Walls bars will be up soon in Physio room.  We have also purchased therabands and a physio ball. We are fortunate that a laptop has been donated for therapists use.  
Members will book an appointment with Tricia (Friday) or David (Mon or Weds) for an induction of the equipment and setting of a programme (book a normal appointment slot/time).  When you are confident and you can use the equipment and follow your programme, you can then use but only if another therapist/sue/volunteer is in the centre (H&S). 
There will be an induction fee (to be agreed), gym sessions will be free for now (but a nominal charge will be introduced later to cover maintenance of equipment/additional insurance).  Induction slots will be available before the end of the month.

ILC Open Day – Wed 5 Feb

Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday, 5 February from 10 am to 3 pm at Peachcroft Christian Centre, Lindsay Drive, Abingdon, OX14 2RT.    The theme for this Open Day will be “Eating, Drinking, Kitchen and Clothing”.  We hope to have information and examples of both small and larger aids.   As always all are welcome to attend our Open Days.  Just drop in.  Refreshments available.

Oxygen therapy: Fresh air relief for multiple sclerosis patients

CAN regularly inhaling pure O2 help ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Article from The Daily Express







Every week Brendan Hilton steps into a high-pressure chamber, pulls a mask over his face and breathes in a high dose of oxygen. The 32-year-old, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has found that the treatment eases symptoms of the incurable disease. Read more

Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year to you all!

We have lots of exciting things planned for our 30th Anniversary which we will share with you over the coming weeks.



We’re on the wagon for January – but we’re not doing it quietly!

Richard and I are giving up alcohol during January and want to use the opportunity to raise money for a local Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre which benefits many women and men in Oxfordshire, including a very close friend of oursPlease would you visit our fundraising page, Running On Dry for MS, and consider making a donation?

Thanks and Happy 2014 to all!


Winner of ‘guess the weight of the cake competition’

Would you believe it Sue Doran won!
As she already has a Christmas cake she is donating to a friend who runs a Christmas Day lunch for people on their own at the Day Centre.
Thank you everyone we managed to raise £10 guess the weight of the cake

MEPC Christmas Fayre

A big thank you to MEPC for organising the tombola for the Centre at their Christmas Fayre, we really do appreciate their continued support.

The tombola raised £223 for the Centre, thanks go to Emma from Asda and Dave Webb for manning the stall.


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PIP – two new resources available

PIP – two new resources available

For people who currently claim DLA we have a factsheet about moving from DLA to PIP: Changing from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

For people making a new claim, or being reassessed, we have a guide: Claiming Personal Independence Payment.

Both of these resources are available to download or to order from the online shop. We are sending sample copies to all branches.

Childhood MS

You can now download a revised version of this resource from the website. We have withdrawn the previous printed booklet because it is out of date. Please destroy any remaining copies.

Information Team 

MS Society
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Mae Multiple Sclerosis Society yn elusen gofrestredig 1139257 / SC041990 a chwmni cyfyngedig dan warrant yn Lloegr a Chymru (07451571).