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Author: Andrew Scott (Andrew Scott)

Opening up our services to stroke survivors
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Opening up our services to stroke survivors

Earlier this year, the Chilterns MS Centre began a pilot programme to open up its services to people with neurological conditions other than MS, starting with Parkinson’s Disease. Due to its success, the pilot has now been extended and from this month the Centre will also be opening up its services to stroke survivors. Being...

Getting a better perspective on life
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Getting a better perspective on life

Getting a better perspective on life Life before my diagnosis was normal, says Mat Sparrow, a member of the Chilterns Neuro Centre who has lived with the chronic neurological condition that is multiple sclerosis for over 15 years. I worked for myself with my own electrical business, enjoyed normal family life – going on camping...

Clearer water but greener pool at the Centre
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Clearer water but greener pool at the Centre

The Chilterns MS Centre has recently completed major improvement work on its hydrotherapy pool to help make it more energy efficient and reduce water wastage. The £25,000 project, funded partly by a grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation, involved several upgrades including the installation of an upgraded chemical dosing system, variable speed pump drives, digital flow...

Rebranding the Centre
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Rebranding the Centre

At the start of this year we launched a pilot programme to open up the Chilterns MS Centre to people with neurological conditions other than MS. We have been really excited by how it is going and it has been wonderful to see and hear the impact we have had on so many more lives....

New partnership between Harpers Estate Agents and the Chilterns MS Centre
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New partnership between Harpers Estate Agents and the Chilterns MS Centre

The Chilterns MS Centre has formed a new partnership with Harpers Estate Agent in Wendover to help improve the lives of people in the local community with MS and Parkinson’s Disease. The formation of the partnership will lead to Harpers donating at least £100 to the charity for every instruction they receive from September to...

Creating a positive ripple effect
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Creating a positive ripple effect

I am sure that I’m not the only one who leaves a session at the Chilterns Neuro Centre with a new spring in their step (sometimes only metaphorically), writes Nick Hayward-Cook, a member of the Centre for several years.

Feeling a sense of belonging
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Feeling a sense of belonging

Steve describes how the Centre gives you a sense of belonging, community and support. He would advise anyone with MS to get involved and get the support they need.

Tee-rrific success of Chilterns MS Centre’s Charity Golf Day
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Tee-rrific success of Chilterns MS Centre’s Charity Golf Day

The Chilterns MS Centre welcomed eighteen teams of golfers to the exclusive Stocks Golf Club in Aldbury last Friday for their annual Charity Golf Day which raised £8,500. Under the glorious sunshine in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, the players enjoyed some good natured competition and, in the end, only a few points separating the top...

Catherine Golds steps down as Chair of Trustees
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Catherine Golds steps down as Chair of Trustees

Staff and members at the Chilterns MS Centre bid farewell to outgoing Chair, Catherine Golds, at the charity’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14 May, as she stepped down after eight years on the Board of Trustees. Catherine became a Trustee at the Wendover-based charity in 2014 and was then appointed Vice Chair in February...

Run Prestwood makes triumphant return
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Run Prestwood makes triumphant return

Nearly 200 runners of all abilities flocked to the charming village of Prestwood on Sunday 15 May for the return of Run Prestwood, an annual running race organised by the Chilterns MS Centre. For nearly 30 years, hundreds of runners have descended on the Buckinghamshire village for what originally started as just a 10k race...

Centre volunteer wins Wendover Volunteer of the Year
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Centre volunteer wins Wendover Volunteer of the Year

The Chilterns MS Centre is celebrating the success of one of its volunteers at the Wendover Parish Council Community Awards after Jan Ward was named Volunteer of the Year. Jan has volunteered for the Centre for six years, starting in the café serving and baking cakes before becoming a buddy volunteer during lockdown, regularly calling...