Phone: 01234 325781

 Thank You To Our  Supporters

Thank you to the Masons of Bedford Castle Lodge

A cheque of £500 was presented to Paula Priestly and Kay Taylor of the MS Therapy Centre by Worshipful Brother John Caves – Grand Master of Bedford Castle Lodge, Worshipful Brother Andrew Fensome – Charity Steward of Bedford Castle Lodge.  John and Andrew were very interested to see what we did at the Centre, and we will be sure to use the money wisely.

Thank you to all who attended Rosey’s Rainbow Charity Ball

A great time was had by all, and a super amount of money was raised.  Well done everybody!

The Dankworth Family Festival

To help celebrate her 90th year, Dame Cleo Laine and her family hosted The Dankworth Family Festival in the grounds of her home in Wavendon, Milton Keynes, in July.

The event was described as a “boutique festival celebrating all things jazz, blues, classical, poetry and art”, with profits coming to the Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre.

One of our members, Mandy Trodden, was interviewed on  BBC Three Counties Radio, along with Cleo Lane.

Thank you to the Dankworth family for choosing us as their charity for this event, and to our volunteers for making a presence for the MS Therapy Centre at the event.

Musicians in a white marquee with a candelabra

The Brodsky Quartet with Jaqui Dankworth reading stories

 

A man playing a white piano, one on double bass and lady in a black dress singing

On stage is Jaqui Dankworth, her husband, Charlie Wood, on piano, and her brother Alec Dankworth on double bass

 

Our Summer Fete and Strawberry Tea

Thank you to everyone who attended, or helped out at, our summer fete and strawberry tea.  What lovely weather we had, and it was a super event as always, with delicious cakes, cream teas and fun for all the family. 

Thank you to Our Amazing Volunteers

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who help out each and every week at the Centre, or who help us with special events.  Although you are too numerous to mention individually, we are very grateful to all of you, and we could not keep the Centre running without you. You are making a big difference to the lives of people living with MS.

THANK YOU ALL

Thank you to Bedford Lions Club

 

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 from Bedford Lions after a successful Race Night fundraising event they had organised. This donation recognises how much they  appreciate being able to hold their meetings at the Centre each month.

Masquerade Ball

 Thank you to the Sharnbrook Hotel and its team for hosting the Advancing Masquerade Ball on behalf of our Centre. As always, it was a great, light hearted and enjoyable evening.

Thank you to Dominic Quirke and his Advancing Team, alongside all who attended for creating the perfect atmosphere and for your support; you have helped to raise vital funds for our Centre and its members.

We know many of you were able to take home some unique and valuable prizes and Auction wins, which are courtesy of all our donors. We are sincerely grateful.     Over £10.000 raised!

Skydive and Trinacria Association Ball!

 

Thank you to Maria Taverna who continually supports the Centre. 

Maria says “Every year the Trinacria Association Bedford hold their annual ball to raise money for a charity close to their hearts. This year they are fundraising  for Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre & I have decided to do a sponsored Skydive to help the association raise even more money for such a good cause!” Maria raised over £2,000 sponsorship for her skydive and the Trinacria Association ball raised over £9,000.

What an amazing contribution to our Centre – thank you to everyone involved!

 If you’d like to try a sponsored skydive or run an event for us, please contact Kirstin on 01234 325781.

That’s Amore

 

 Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening at That’s Amore so enjoyable. There was a great atmosphere, with people singing and dancing as well as eating great Sicilian food.  Whilst having a good time, we raised $726,80.

For more photos, please see our facebook page

Thank You to Sarah Parry

 

Sarah has just completed the Silverstone Half Marathon.  She took just under 2 hours to run the 13 miles.

Well done Sarah, and thank you for raising money for the MS Therapy Centre!

Thank You to Bedfordshire Golf Club

Thank you to HM Lord-Lieutenant Helen Nellis for donating £3,666 proceeds from her year as ladies captain of the Bedfordshire Golf Club.

Ann Wilson, Helen Nellis, Tracy Mckenzie, Kay Taylor, Kevin Macan-Lind

Thank You to Vision Blinds

More improvements! Thank you to funding from Trusts we are able to purchase some blinds for the windows to help with security and privacy.

The photo shows Chris from Vision blinds hanging some of the new additions. Vision Blinds readily support charities by offering a discount.

 

Thank You to Everyone involved with our Silent Auction

 Well done to our member Stuart Cox for organising a silent auction that raised £2,515.  This was match-funded by Barclaycard to reach a total of £5030! Thank you to the generous businesses and individuals who donated prizes, and thank you to everyone who placed a bid.

Thank You to Rotary Clubs of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

A group of people with a large cheque

 It was lovely to meet the Rotary Groups who kindly helped to pay for the MS Therapy Centre to be re-decorated last month. The cheque was presented by Helen Nellis, HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire on behalf of the groups to our Chair of Trustees.
Everyone at the Centre is truly grateful, and it was an honour to be able to showcase all the good work that is carried out at the MS Therapy Centre.

Thank You to our Persistent Skydivers

Group of 4 people in skydiving suits
A parachute against blue sky with sun's rays
After many attempts that were cancelled due to bad weather, our team of  Bela Brown, Emma Burgess, Scott Newcomen and Jabe Bean were finally able to jump in a beautiful blue sky. Thank you for not giving up, and for raising money for the MS Therapy Centre.  The total raised was an amazing £4336!

Thank you Mrs Gibbons

Picture of cheque being handed to Tracy
Mrs Gibbons is the mother of Nova Davis, a regular Centre user.
The Friends of Oakfield Court, Sunderland, held a sponsored walk, bingo night and monthly tombolas. The photo shows Nova handing over a cheque for £800.

Thank You the Rotary Club of Bedford

Picture of men involved in decorating the Centre

The Rotary Club of Bedford have been highly instrumental in organising and funding the redecoration of the Centre.  Peter Kimber, who attends the Centre on a regular basis, and is also a member of Bedford Rotary Club, coordinated the project and engaged A and J Painters of Kempston to do the work.
In addition to Bedford Rotary Club who have managed the project, funding contributions have been given by the following Rotary Clubs: – Corby Phoenix, Corby, Rushden Chichele and Sandy. A generous contribution has also been received from the Gale Family Trust of Bedford.

Thank You The Striders

Picture of runners
The Colworth Marathon Challenge is a 3-day event held in the town of Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire. It is organised by The Striders, a local running group, and was held in June this year 
A few of the running group have family and friends affected by MS and it is therefore close to their hearts to support the Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre. 
A very generous £500 was donated to the Centre. Thank you very much.

Thank You Mac McKenzie

A man holding a bicycle above his head in celebration 
Many thanks to Mac Mckenzie who has cycled from London to Nice in the September sunshine. It took him two weeks, and he has raised well over £1,000.  Well done.

Thanks to the Engine and Tender Pub, Ampthill

Picture of Engine & Tender pub

A fun day was held at the pub recently; the local fire station took part in doing 2,500 press ups. A great day was had by all and they raised £2,000. Well done everyone and thank you for supporting us.

Thank You FlightLine Support Ltd

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A huge ‘Thank You’ to these wonderful people over at Flightline Support Ltd who took part in the Wolf Run for our Centre. Together they have raised the amazing amount of £3,786.57 plus £518.75 Gift Aid.

Thank You Old Bedford Modernians’ Lodge

Two men in suits and ties presenting a cheque to a blonde lady standing and a lady with dark hair in a wheelchair 

We are very grateful to our local Masonic Lodge for the kind donation of £2,000.  
The photo shows Richard Griffin  (left) and Nick Edwards, Chair (right), both members of the Old Bedford Modernians’ Lodge, presenting the cheque to Kay Taylor (Chair of Trustees) and Tracy Day (Manager).

 

Thank You SDC Builders

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We are so pleased with our new fence (in the car park) that was funded and repaired by SDC Builders and their contractors Huntree Fencing of Bedford. It was a big repair and we are grateful for all their very fine work. 😉

 

Thank You to the ‘Advancing’ group

People wearing High visibilty jackets bearing the MS Centre logo

Thank you to the Advancing Advancing People and Advancing Property for sponsoring our high visibility jackets that we wore when working at the Bedford Park Concerts.  We are very grateful.

 

If you work for a company or organisation that could help us to raise the £1,000+/day we need to keep the MS Therapy Centre running, please let us know. Thanks.

Thank you to Bedford Lions Club

 

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 from Bedford Lions after a successful Race Night fundraising event they had organised. This donation recognises how much they  appreciate being able to hold their meetings at the Centre each month.

Masquerade Ball

 Thank you to the Sharnbrook Hotel and its team for hosting the Advancing Masquerade Ball on behalf of our Centre. As always, it was a great, light hearted and enjoyable evening.

Thank you to Dominic Quirke and his Advancing Team, alongside all who attended for creating the perfect atmosphere and for your support; you have helped to raise vital funds for our Centre and its members.

We know many of you were able to take home some unique and valuable prizes and Auction wins, which are courtesy of all our donors. We are sincerely grateful.     Over £10.000 raised!

Skydive and Trinacria Association Ball!

 

Thank you to Maria Taverna who continually supports the Centre. 

Maria says “Every year the Trinacria Association Bedford hold their annual ball to raise money for a charity close to their hearts. This year they are fundraising  for Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre & I have decided to do a sponsored Skydive to help the association raise even more money for such a good cause!” Maria raised over £2,000 sponsorship for her skydive and the Trinacria Association ball raised over £9,000.

What an amazing contribution to our Centre – thank you to everyone involved!

 If you’d like to try a sponsored skydive or run an event for us, please contact Kirstin on 01234 325781.

That’s Amore

 

 Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening at That’s Amore so enjoyable. There was a great atmosphere, with people singing and dancing as well as eating great Sicilian food.  Whilst having a good time, we raised $726,80.

For more photos, please see our facebook page

Thank You to Sarah Parry

 

Sarah has just completed the Silverstone Half Marathon.  She took just under 2 hours to run the 13 miles.

Well done Sarah, and thank you for raising money for the MS Therapy Centre!

Thank You to Bedfordshire Golf Club

Thank you to HM Lord-Lieutenant Helen Nellis for donating £3,666 proceeds from her year as ladies captain of the Bedfordshire Golf Club.

Ann Wilson, Helen Nellis, Tracy Mckenzie, Kay Taylor, Kevin Macan-Lind

Thank You to Vision Blinds

More improvements! Thank you to funding from Trusts we are able to purchase some blinds for the windows to help with security and privacy.

The photo shows Chris from Vision blinds hanging some of the new additions. Vision Blinds readily support charities by offering a discount.

 

Thank You to Everyone involved with our Silent Auction

 Well done to our member Stuart Cox for organising a silent auction that raised £2,515.  This was match-funded by Barclaycard to reach a total of £5030! Thank you to the generous businesses and individuals who donated prizes, and thank you to everyone who placed a bid.

Thank You to Rotary Clubs of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

A group of people with a large cheque

 It was lovely to meet the Rotary Groups who kindly helped to pay for the MS Therapy Centre to be re-decorated last month. The cheque was presented by Helen Nellis, HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire on behalf of the groups to our Chair of Trustees.
Everyone at the Centre is truly grateful, and it was an honour to be able to showcase all the good work that is carried out at the MS Therapy Centre.

Thank You to our Persistent Skydivers

Group of 4 people in skydiving suits
A parachute against blue sky with sun's rays
After many attempts that were cancelled due to bad weather, our team of  Bela Brown, Emma Burgess, Scott Newcomen and Jabe Bean were finally able to jump in a beautiful blue sky. Thank you for not giving up, and for raising money for the MS Therapy Centre.  The total raised was an amazing £4336!

Thank you Mrs Gibbons

Picture of cheque being handed to Tracy
Mrs Gibbons is the mother of Nova Davis, a regular Centre user.
The Friends of Oakfield Court, Sunderland, held a sponsored walk, bingo night and monthly tombolas. The photo shows Nova handing over a cheque for £800.

Thank You the Rotary Club of Bedford

Picture of men involved in decorating the Centre

The Rotary Club of Bedford have been highly instrumental in organising and funding the redecoration of the Centre.  Peter Kimber, who attends the Centre on a regular basis, and is also a member of Bedford Rotary Club, coordinated the project and engaged A and J Painters of Kempston to do the work.
In addition to Bedford Rotary Club who have managed the project, funding contributions have been given by the following Rotary Clubs: – Corby Phoenix, Corby, Rushden Chichele and Sandy. A generous contribution has also been received from the Gale Family Trust of Bedford.

Thank You The Striders

Picture of runners
The Colworth Marathon Challenge is a 3-day event held in the town of Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire. It is organised by The Striders, a local running group, and was held in June this year 
A few of the running group have family and friends affected by MS and it is therefore close to their hearts to support the Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre. 
A very generous £500 was donated to the Centre. Thank you very much.

Thank You Mac McKenzie

A man holding a bicycle above his head in celebration 
Many thanks to Mac Mckenzie who has cycled from London to Nice in the September sunshine. It took him two weeks, and he has raised well over £1,000.  Well done.

Thanks to the Engine and Tender Pub, Ampthill

Picture of Engine & Tender pub

A fun day was held at the pub recently; the local fire station took part in doing 2,500 press ups. A great day was had by all and they raised £2,000. Well done everyone and thank you for supporting us.

Thank You FlightLine Support Ltd

Screenshot 2016-09-20 09.55.36 

A huge ‘Thank You’ to these wonderful people over at Flightline Support Ltd who took part in the Wolf Run for our Centre. Together they have raised the amazing amount of £3,786.57 plus £518.75 Gift Aid.

Thank You Old Bedford Modernians’ Lodge

Two men in suits and ties presenting a cheque to a blonde lady standing and a lady with dark hair in a wheelchair 

We are very grateful to our local Masonic Lodge for the kind donation of £2,000.  
The photo shows Richard Griffin  (left) and Nick Edwards, Chair (right), both members of the Old Bedford Modernians’ Lodge, presenting the cheque to Kay Taylor (Chair of Trustees) and Tracy Day (Manager).

 

Thank You SDC Builders

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 18.17.14

We are so pleased with our new fence (in the car park) that was funded and repaired by SDC Builders and their contractors Huntree Fencing of Bedford. It was a big repair and we are grateful for all their very fine work. 😉

 

Thank You to the ‘Advancing’ group

People wearing High visibilty jackets bearing the MS Centre logo

Thank you to the Advancing Advancing People and Advancing Property for sponsoring our high visibility jackets that we wore when working at the Bedford Park Concerts.  We are very grateful.

 

If you work for a company or organisation that could help us to raise the £1,000+/day we need to keep the MS Therapy Centre running, please let us know. Thanks.

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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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