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.


Ex-Garth Hill College student will row 3,000 miles to raise funds for Berkshire MS Therapy Centre

7 December 2018

Source Bracknell News: A ROWING team will face the ultimate challenge by crossing the Atlantic in the hopes to raise money for a very charitable cause.

Santa's and BMSTC's little helpers will be keeping busy this month!

7 December 2018

You will see many of our festive little (and not so little!) helpers out and about in the community this month, could you be one of them and get on the nice list!

Thank you to all our Go Transylvanians!

7 December 2018

A message from Sam: A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Go Transylvania. Not only did we exceed our mileage total but the fundraising stands at....drum roll please....a fantastic £10,386.54 with Gift Aid still needing to be claimed. We absolutely smashed it!

Please nominate us!

6 December 2018

Please vote for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre to win a £1,000 donation. Ecclesiastical Insurance are looking for charities to donate £1,000 to and are inviting nominations from people for their favourite charity.

Do you feel brave enought to Skydive?

6 December 2018

Do you feel brave enough to Skydive? Join our team who are skydiving on Saturday 30th March 2019!

Christmas Oxygen Therapy

6 December 2018

The Centre will close at 2.00pm on Friday 21st December and reopen at 8.30am on the 2nd of January. There will be limited oxygen therapy available during this time.

A consultation on public health services in Reading is open until 6 January 2019

22 November 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on the provision of public health services over the next two years, to ensure it focuses on the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to the people of Reading.

Christmas Fair Success

22 November 2018

There are a few more pennies to come in but we are thrilled to announce that the Christmas Fair raised a brilliant £1,244.34! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard and our Link Group for organizing another great fair.

Justin Levene’s Luton airport protest is a watershed for disabled people

22 November 2018

Source The Guardian: If all disabled people posted videos of being stuck on planes and trains, airlines and rail companies would have to change.

Watching Justin Levene drag himself across the floor at Luton airport – his wheelchair had been lost in transit – might be a watershed for disabled people and our quest for better treatment in the aviation and travel industry.

For too long travel providers have had an eyes-wide-shut attitude in their duty of care to wheelchairs users...