Phone: 01234 325781

The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre

OUR VISION: A centre of excellence providing professional specialist therapies and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis in a self-help environment that inspires and empowers. 
Our therapies include: neuro physiotherapy, orthotics, hydrotherapy & APS pain relief.  Our MS Specialist Nurses can help with all aspects of your MS.
We offer a number of complementary therapies such as reflexology, shiatsu, pilates, yoga, Bowen and oxygen therapy.
The Centre is all about self-help. Our services can keep you going!
About Us >>
This Charity, set up in 1983, aims to provide therapies, services and support needed to enable people living with Multiple Sclerosis to self-manage their condition. If you have MS, please come and see us – there is bound to be something for you.
The MS Therapy Centre receives no statutory funding, just the money we raise ourselves through our fundraising activities.
To be able to provide all our therapies and facilities, we rely on the generosity of people like you. 
Please consider donating today – there are so many ways for you to help us raise the £1,000+ a day that we need to run the Centre.
We have lots of exciting events taking place. Please see our events page for more details.
  • Back to the Future night raised £3,585!
    Thank you to everyone who attended and donated prizes.
  •  Christmas Bazaar

          Sunday 26th November

     

Christmas Bazaar

Sunday 26th November 1pm – 4pm

                                Stalls, Games, Santa’s Grotto                                    Get into the Christmas Spirit!

Thank You

We couldn’t do any of our good work without the help of so many people who help us financially and practically.  
Visit our Thank You page to read more.

News

Great Fun at the Quiz Night 

Our Quiz last Friday was a fun and interesting evening. Thank you to David Heard for being an excellent Quiz Master and to SDC Builders Ltd for sponsoring the prizes for the winners and losers. We mustn’t forget Karen who kept the scores and the lovely volunteers who looked after the bar and the food. There were questions for everyone, so we all felt we had contributed at the end! The Evening raised the amazing amount of £783.95. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

 Photo showa a room full of people in groups at tables concentrating on quiz questions

 

Masons Donate £25,000 to MS Therapy Centre 

Last Friday we received a visit from Mrs Linda Staple, Mrs Mitch O’Connell and Mrs Rita Carter, the wives of local Freemasons. During their visit they presented Kay Taylor (Chair of the Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre), with a cheque for £25,000, on behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Bedfordshire

Kay thanked the Bedfordshire Freemasons for their generous support and explained that the incredible donation will be put towards the upgrade of our hydrotherapy pool that enables exercise and increased mobility to many of our clients

Four ldies, two standing and two seated in front of colourful gym balls, holding a framed cheque for £25, 000

 

Exciting time at the Fire walk  

Thank you to our brave fire walkers who faced their fears and raised money for the MS Therapy Centre at the same time.

A fantastic time was had by all. It is hard to convey the spirit of positivity felt by everyone, but to give you an idea, please see out fire walk page.

A woman walking shrouded in smoke

 

Digesting Science Workshop for Families  

A fun and informative workshop was held at the Centre for families with young children and a family member living with MS.

The interactive and educational day helped the children understand some of the ‘big words’ associated with MS, and some of the symptoms.   Read more about the workshop here.

Children and mother concentration on an activity on a table

Learning how Disease Modifying Treatments can work

  

High Sheriffs of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire  

This week we have reflected the way in which our charity is open to people living with MS in both Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire by interacting with the High Sheriffs of both counties.

On Monday, we were very pleased to welcome Rupert Fordham, the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, who toured the MS Therapy Centreand met some of our members. Mr Fordham was very impressed with the work that we do, and hopes to work with us to make sure that people with MS in Northamptonshire know that we are here for them.

On Sunday, Paula and Kay attended the ‘Service for Judges’, hosted by Vinod Tailor, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, who visited the Centre a few weeks ago.

 

The Masonic Charitable Foundation Awards 

A massive THANK YOU to all of our supporters who voted for us in the MCF awards.

We secured £25,000 to help us to fund our critical hydrotherapy pool refurbishment and orthotics that help people keep mobile for as long as possible.

Thank you to the Masonic Charitable Foundation!    #mcfawards

High Sheriff of Bedfordshire visits Centre 

We were delighted to welcome Vinod Tailor, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, at the Centre today. He toured the Centre and chatted to members about their experiences, and how the Centre has helped them. Mr Tailor was very impressed by the number of dedicated volunteers who help to the run the Centre every week.

AGM 2017 

Our AGM relating to the financial year 2016 took place in June. Please see the following pages for:

Chairperson’s Report

Treasurer’s Report and Audited Accounts

Photos from the AGM

Will You Take Up Our £50  Challenge? 

For 2017, we have started a new initiative.  We will lend you £50, then you use your skills to make it grow and raise funds for us.  A great exercise for schools and businesses to develop business skills, team work and social responsibility.

Read more details here

100 Club Winners October 2017   

1st      No 56     £76.00       Elizabeth Giles

2nd     No 87     £45.00       Carole Malley

3rd        No 62     £30.00       Millie Peters

WELL DONE EVERYONE   Thank you for taking part. It’s not too late to join in for the next year – please speak to Paula or email fundraising@mscentrebedsandnorthants.com

 

What People Say About Us

We are very proud to receive great feedback from our members. 
“We are lucky to have such a well-equipped and expertly-staffed Centre in Bedford.
“The information I can get on specific issues is really helpful.
“Networking with other people with MS is very useful as you can share your problems & successes.”
 

Read Our Newsletter >>

 
Take a look at the latest edition of our newsletter, CentrePiece. It’s packed full of the latest events, fundraising fun, plenty of ‘thank-yous’ and all the latest MS Therapy Centre news.
Click here to download your free copy
See previous editions of the newsletter here

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Registered Charity Number: 802510

Bradbury House, 155 Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9RX.

The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire MS Therapy Centre aims to provide the therapies, services & support needed for people with multiple sclerosis.

Phone: 01234 325781

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