Walk­ing 30 for 30

Join an­niver­sary walk and wheel for MS cen­tre

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

FUNDRAIS­ERS will be walk­ing and wheel­ing 30 miles to celebrate the Chilterns MS Cen­tre’s 30th an­niver­sary.

The cen­tre pro­vides a range of ther­a­pies for peo­ple with scle­ror­sis liv­ing Buck­ing­hamshire Hert­ford­shire.

There will be 30 walks in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions of 30 miles each. On Satur­day Septem­ber 5, the Amer­sham mile will start at 11am at Tesco in the old town.

Trustee of the char­ity, Linda Oat­ley, said: “The char­ity is a real life­line to so many peo­ple like my­self with MS. I have been train­ing since the start of the year and plan to walk or wheel ev­ery mile.”

This am­bi­tious fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive will not only raise vi­tal funds for the cen­tre but also in­crease aware­ness of what they do.

It helps more than 300 peo­ple each week man­age their mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis symp­toms by pro­vid­ing ser­vices such as phys­io­ther­apy, hy­drother­apy, hy­per­baric oxy­gen ther­apy and acupuncture. Users of the cen­tre also dis­cover new friends and share in the sup­port that meet­ing peo­ple with sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ences of­fers.

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Linda Oat­ley and Sarah McCready, who have MS, are plan­ning to walk and wheel for the Chilterns MS Cen­tre cen­tre, Robert Break­well, said: “The cen­tre is proud to have been help­ing peo­ple with MS for three decades now. The range of treat­ments has ex­panded con­sid­er­ably over this time, so too the num­ber of peo­ple we are able to treat. “All of this is only made pos­si­ble through fundrais­ing and do­na­tions.

“We are now one of the lead­ing MS ther­apy cen­tres in the coun­try and we hope that the com­mu­nity will re­ally get be­hind their lo­cal MS mile and help us meet our fundrais­ing tar­get of £30,000 – it would be the best an­niver­sary present we could wish for.”

You can join this walk by reg­is­ter­ing for free at www.chilternsm­s­cen­tre. org. If this date doesn’t suit there are oth­ers to choose from such as in Che­sham, Great Mis­senden and Chal­font St Peter.

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