Volunteers needed

Supermarket collection taking place at Didcot Tesco on Friday 15th December. 

If you can spare a few hours to help collect some pennies, it would be much appreciated. 

There is a time sheet in reception starting from 9am or you can email Sue and book a slot. 

Times available: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7.  

100 club winners for September

100 club winners for September:

1st prize – Joel Baldwin

2nd prize – David Whipp

3rd prize – Liz Brixey

sharing a prize fund of: £100

Ask for details about our 100 club, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Neuro Aqua Power

Neuro Aqua Power

Physiotherapist-led pool exercise sessions for people with neurological conditions

Neuro Aqua Power is a fun and empowering 50 minute exercise class! We cover strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, core stability and balance work.

Participants need to be able to access the pool using a series of short steps with a rail.

The West Oxfordshire MS Society are very generously providing a £5 subsidy per session for anyone with MS.

Venue: Carterton Leisure Centre, Broadshires Way, Carterton OX18 1AA

Day and time: Wednesdays 12.15pm – 1.15 p.m, running in 4 week blocks.

Cost: 4 week block booking of £50 (£30 if eligible for subsidy) or £15 PAYG (£10 if eligible for subsidy)

Pre-booking and initial consultation (phone or in person) essential

Contact: caroline@onphysio.co.uk

Telephone: 07702884531 Oxfordshire Neurophysiotherapy www.onphysio.co.uk

MS Together

MS Together is an organisation which provides advice and support to people affected by MS, with a particular focus on those living with MS aged 18-35.

They provide an online community through private Facebook groups and enable connections to be made through their peer to peer support service. They also organise a number of different virtual and in person events, and empower people to share their stories, advocate for themselves and live their best lives.

To find out more, visit the MS Together website or MS Together Facebook page

Menopause and MS: MS Society webinar, 17 October

This session will provide you with information and guidance on how the menopause may affect you, as there are a vast range of symptoms associated with it. It will also provide you with what options you have for managing your menopausal and MS symptoms. There will be time at the end for questions.

Date: Tuesday 17 October

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

Donations please – help make it a Luxury Hamper you want to win!

Donations please – help make it a Luxury Hamper you want to win!

(All donations need a good shelf-life date please)

If you are able to, please put your name against one of these items and bring to centre when you can, but before Thurs 14th December.  Raffle takes place at the Christmas lunch on Monday 18th December.  This form will be kept in Reception, so if you could email Sue or let us know when you are in, we can put your name against the item.  


Pain and MS: MS Society webinar, 21 September

Some people with MS may experience pain and it can be the most difficult invisible symptom to describe and manage. Pain may be caused directly, due to nerve damage, or indirectly, due to other MS symptoms. It can cause feelings of overwhelm, frustration and can impact your emotions and wellbeing.

The seminar will be joined by Dr Sam Chong, Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospitals Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. His research had a focus on nerve regeneration and nerve damage and he was on the UK NICE Guideline Development Group for Management of Headaches and Neuropathic Pain. 

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Click here to book your space

You can also sign up for an informal Conversation Cafe session about MS and pain on Monday 25 September at 6pm. Your chance to chat to other people with MS. Sign up here.

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

Heat health alert issued for England

A heat-health alert has been issued for most parts of England as temperatures could reach 32C midweek.

The UK Health Security Agency’s yellow warning is in place across seven regions including Southern England until 9pm on Sunday.

It means that the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions should take extra care.

For more information about the alert, please see the BBC website.

Over 60% of people with MS say their symptoms get worse in the heat. National charity the MS Society has information on their website about MS and heat sensitivity. Fortunately the aircon is on here at the Centre to keep you cool!

UPDATE 6 Sep – this alert has now been upgraded to amber, please take care in the heat

Well done Sandra Tearney!

Well done to Sandra Tearney who won 2nd place in the 80cm show jumping and won the 90cm at Wellington Riding Club.  Sandra has been coming to the centre for oxygen therapy for some time now and is also currently training to be an oxygen volunteer.  Sandra is such a positive lady who has been battling ovarian cancer, she is a true inspiration.  Well done Sandra!