Grants for holidays

It’s that time of year when many people may be thinking about going on holiday. For people with MS and other disabilities this can prove challenging due to the cost and the need for accessible accommodation.

CS Disabled Holidays provide financial assistance through grants for holidays for people living with severe physical disability due to neurological or neuromuscular disorders

A relaxing break in the sunshine? Adaptive Skiing? An accessible rural retreat? Whatever kind of holiday you fancy the world is your oyster with CS Disabled Holidays. If you need funding for a holiday- alone or with carers or family members, CS Disabled Holidays can enable you to take a break.

Often people who are severely disabled find their disability an obstacle to going on holiday, as it is expensive to find the right accommodation, and to pay for the care that is required. CS Holidays provide funding for respite holidays for disabled adults, their family and carers.

To find out more about the grants available and how to apply, visit the CS Holidays website.

Staying Active with MS: Tennis / Pickleball, MS Society Webinar – 3 July

These sessions feature a different sport or activity each month bringing you experts from the field who can explain how to get involved and how to overcome barriers to inclusion. They also hear from people living with MS who take part in the activity, sharing their experiences and what being involved means to them.

Are you a tennis fan?Planning on watching Wimbledon and want to pick up a racket yourself? This session will look at ways racket sports can be made more accessible.

They’ll be talking to Karen Mitchell from Pickleball England who will be telling us about this ingenious up and coming sport. Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, played indoors or out, on a court about a quarter the size of a tennis court, and with a slightly lower net. It is designed to be accessible and inclusive.

They will also have lots of information from the Lawn Tennis Association about how you can find a local club with accessible options and adaptations which can open tennis up to you.

Date: Monday 3 July

Time: 6pm to 7pm

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

Click here to book your space

Living Well with MS Day in West London – Saturday 8 July

The MS Society West Central London is holding a free Living Well with MS Day on 8 July and would like to invite anyone living with MS to attend.

The event takes place on Saturday 8 July at St Paul’s Conference Centre, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ. It will run from 9.30am to 5.30pm (morning and afternoon sessions available) and free childcare will be provided.

This event will provide advice from experts about how to adopt and improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing while living with MS. You will hear from different professionals including a neurologist, dietician, disability rights lawyer and fatigue experts. Workshops include laughter yoga, MS neuro physio exercise, seated yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

To register for the WCL Living Well Day, please sign up via Eventbrite 

If you need any further information about this event please email WestCentralLondon@mssociety.org.uk or call 0782 344 5261

Brain Health & MS, MS Society Webinar – 20 July

Talks with MS are proud to host a series of webinars in partnership with the MS Society to discuss different aspects of MS in the Black Community.

Join Terri-Louise who is the founder of Talks with MS as she guides you through an evening with a panel to discuss Brain Health & MS.

Brain Health refers to remembering, learning, planning, concentrating and keeping a clear and active mind. The panel will be discussing ways to keep an active and healthy mind and sharing any lifestyle changes and tips to manage.

Date: Thursday 20 July

Time: 7pm to 8pm

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

Click here to book your space

100 Club May

100 Club draw May. 

Winners:

Tony Ball, Janice Dew, Phil Hicks, balls drawn by Jane Leslie. 

Sharing a prize fund of: £100

AGM Thursday 8th June, 3pm

AGM is being held on Thursday 8th June, 3pm on zoom, details on how to join the meeting are attached and other information is attached.  All paid up members are entitled to attend the meeting and vote on the resolutions.  Nominations for a maximum of 10 Committee Members are invited.  The Officers of the Company will be elected from the Committee Members.  They will consist of a Chair, a Treasurer, a Secretary.  Paper forms are also available in reception. 

Many thanks

Sue Doran

Centre Manager

2023 Marathon

Many thanks to Alison Diamond who ran the London Marathon for us recently.  She raised over £1600 an incredible amount for the centre and we are so grateful.