Reading half marathon sponsorship

Michelle Woodwood, an MS Member at the Centre is going to virtually run the Reading half marathon on Sunday 14th April 2024.  Michelle is planning to run it around Chalgrove. She is not doing a JustGiving sponsorship page, but there is a paper sponsorship form in the centre.  If you would like to sponsor her it would be much appreciated.  If you are not coming to the centre and you would like to support her, you could email me your donation amount, postcode and house number and let me know if you are a tax payer for gift aid purposes.  

Photos and score sheet

The quiz night was a great success again.  We raised £1350 from the night.  17 teams and 120 people.  Many thanks to all those who supported the event.  Date for your 2025 diary – 7 March MS Quiz Night!

Quizz night raffle prize

Just one of the many raffle prizes. a hamper of Tesco Finest Products from Tesco Didcot.  Draw this Friday at the Quiz night.  Buy your tickets this week while you can!!

Talking MS: Family and carers session, MS Society webinar – 7 March

Most people with MS will need support from family and friends at some point. And it’s only natural that many carers see themselves first as partners, sons, daughters or friends.

This session is for carers, friends or family and it’s an opportunity to come together and meet others and chat about your experiences. It’s a friendly and safe space to share and ask any questions.

Date: Thursday 7 March 2024

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Click here to book your space

This session is organised by the national MS charity, the MS Society. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at www.mssociety.org.uk

MS Awareness Week survey

#MSAwarenessWeek runs from 24-28 April and a number of national MS charities will be coming together to raise awareness of the condition.

The theme this year is about breaking the stigma and getting people talking about their MS symptoms, particularly those that might be seen as embarrassing or sensitive such as bladder control.

The charities involved are asking as many people as possible to share their experiences by completing a short anonymous survey. The survey is open to anyone with MS aged over 18 and living in the UK.

Complete the survey here

Time is running out to WIN £250 for Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire! 

Help increase our chances of winning £250! Sign up to support Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire on #easyfundraising today! Each new person who joins counts as an entry. It’s completely free, and winning would really make a big difference to us! Plus, you get to support us for free all year round as you do all your online shopping! Get started: https://join.easyfundraising.org.uk/omstc/22UNQQ/c2s/FZ9Up2Ac/CE809/facebook/

Neuroplasticity and brain changes with exercise, MS-UK webinar – 19 February

Dr Gretchen Hawley will be discussing the topic of neuroplasticity and how exercise can create changes of neural pathways within the brain.

She will be talking about the best tips and strategies to help you get the most out of your MS-specific exercises to encourage new pathways to be created and promote improvements in specific activities and movement patterns. Traditional exercises often won’t help improve weaknesses, however MS-specific exercises can leave you feeling stronger, walking better, enjoying more energy and with improved balance.

Date: Monday 19 February 2024

Time: 2pm

Click here to sign up

This webinar is brought to you by national MS charity MS-UK. You can find out more about their work on their website.