Ap­peal for help

The Oban Times - - FRONT PAGE -

OBAN’S MS Ther­apy Cen­tre is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers to join its com­mit­tee, fundraise and op­er­ate its barocham­ber.

Oban’s MS Ther­apy Cen­tre is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers to join its com­mit­tee, fundraise and op­er­ate its oxy­gen barocham­ber.

Mul­ti­ple sclero­sis (MS) is a neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion which at­tacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. MS is a life­long con­di­tion af­fect­ing around 100,000 in the UK - about one in ev­ery 600.

There is no cure for MS but there is a wide range of pos­si­ble treat­ments, one of which is hav­ing oxy­gen de­liv­ered un­der pres­sure in a barocham­ber, like a div­ing de­com­pres­sion cham­ber, which helps the sclero­sis, or scar­ring, to heal.

This treat­ment is of­fered at the MS cen­tre in Oban, along with ad­vice, as­sis­tance and sup­port to suf­fer­ers, car­ers, fam­i­lies or any­one af­fected by MS.

The MS Ther­apy Cen­tre is a lo­cal char­ity with a team of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, but is re­liant on dona­tions and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for its in­come. Full train­ing will be pro­vided.

Any­one in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing is wel­come you to an open ses­sion on Satur­day Au­gust 19 from 11am to 1pm at the MS Ther­apy Cen­tre, Glen­cruit­ten Road, next to Moss­field Sta­dium. For in­quiries or in­for­ma­tion, con­tact cen­tre man­ager Ni­cola MacK­ech­nie on 01631 566602.

Man­ager Ni­cola MacK­ech­nie is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers to help give oxy­gen treat­ment to MS suf­fer­ers.

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