Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Happy Volunteers Week!

7 June 2017

We have the most brilliant team of volunteers - without them we couldn't offer half the things we do.

Acne treatment may slow onset of MS

7 June 2017

Source MS Society:

Minocycline, a common acne treatment, may slow down the onset of MS in people with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS).

How I learned to love my walking stick

7 June 2017

Source The Guardian

When Penny Anderson began using a stick, it made her feel vulnerable. But it taught her a lot about other people – and customising it made it her own.

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

6 June 2017

Source MS Society

16,500 plus people sent a message to party leaders demanding they protect disability benefits.

We're part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a network of more than 80 disability charities and organisations. And today we came together with our communities to deliver an open letter to party leaders, urging them to make no more cuts to disability benefits in the next Parliament.

Swivel bath chair - 6 months old - SOLD

1 June 2017

Rotating seat, locks into position allowing you to be seated at the side of the bath and then rotated to wash in the shower or bath. Available to view now.

May Fair Success

26 May 2017

Thank you to our wonderful Link Group and all of the volunteers and supporters who turned out at our May Fair last Saturday. We would also like to say a very big thank you to our friend Debbie McGee who officially opened the event.

The grand total raised was a magnificent £1,200! For those who missed it we still have a few plants for sale at the Centre to help your garden bloom.

Stephanie Millward experienced her first symptoms at the age of 16 and was diagnosed with MS when she was 18

26 May 2017

"Keep believing and keep dreaming. Don’t let MS or any other illness stand in the way of your hopes and dreams – if you believe it you can achieve it!"

Please nominate us!

26 May 2017

Please nominate us! TSB are looking for a new local charity and they want your nominations!

iStep-MS Trial

18 May 2017

I would like to invite you to take part in a research project being carried out at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre: the iStep-MS trial. This project is being carried out to find out how physiotherapists can best help people with MS to increase the amount of physical activity they do in a safe and enjoyable way.

Statins could soon treat multiple sclerosis as 'momentous' trial begins

9 May 2017

Source The Telegraph:

Statins could soon be prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis after a groundbreaking trial began to see if the cheap cholesterol busting drug could delay symptoms.

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