Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Summer Hols!

Well I hope you are finding this blog useful resource for up to the minute news from the MS Centre.

I am on my summer hols for the next couple of weeks camping around France, so look forward to adding some more news on my return towards the end of August. I also look forward to updating my blog photo to one which is relaxed and tanned rather than my rather pale and pensive look!

Waitrose - Millions to Benefit Local Charities!

We will be contacting our local Waitrose Branches in the hope that we will be one of the selected local charities to benefit from their scheme outlined below. I belive customers can also nominate a local charity to benefit by filling out a form available from Customer Services, if you had the time when you are next shopping at Waitrose, we would welcome your nomination!
Charities can apply for a slice of £2.28m that supermarket chain Waitrose will donate to nearly 7,000 community projects in the next 12 months.The money is being awarded as part of Waitrose's plans to support more local causes, and will not affect its national fundraising initiatives.


The Community Matters scheme will be available in the company's 190 stores. Each one will receive £1,000 a month, which can be distributed between three local projects. Employees at each branch will vote for which causes the money will go to each month - charities can contact their local stores to nominate themselves.Customers then choose which of the three monthly projects to support by depositing vouchers they receive at check-outs into a box for their favoured cause. The amount each cause receives will be directly proportional to the number of tokens in each box.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Alastair Hignell, BBC Sports Presenter - I don't feel I'm giving in to MS

An interesting article suggested by one of our members to share:

http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/sport/latestsport/2397465.Hignell__I_don___t_feel_I___m_giving_in_to_MS/#show

Continence Issues

The BMSTC Link Group have organised an information meeting on Continence Issues with Ceris Steel - Continence Advisor and Maimoona Freckleton - Specialist Nurse, West Berks Primary Care Trust on Thursday 25th September between 2 - 4.00pm. There will also be a display of continence aids available to view from 10.00 a.m.

Places are limited, so if you are interested, please email me pippa@bmstc.org or call me on 0118 901 6000.

We are hoping if there is sufficient interest to set up a monthly Continence Clinic with Ceris here at the Centre. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this blog or email me. Thanks :0)

MS Society Event - Beyond The Garden Gate

Has your MS forced you to give up a particular sport, activity or hobby?
Are you feeling bored and/or isolated because so many doors have been closed to you?
Beyond the Garden Gate is an event that celebrates the things that people with disabilities can take part in. Our speakers will tell you what they have achieved and how they did it. Within the exhibition area, you will find information on a wide range of activities and hobbies. Lunch will be provided if you book your place at this event.
We hope that the day will inspire you to develop new interests and achieve new goals!Hayley Conference CentreAlexandra HouseWroughtonNear SwindonWiltshireSN4 0QJ(
10 minutes from M4/Junction 15 - click for map)

Organised by the Thames Valley and Wilts, Hants & Islands Regions of the MS Society. More information: Rosemary Tocock0118 986 2591Bookings: Jenny Gee, 01980 862238, Email steve@stephengee.co.uk