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We were delighted to welcome 14 representatives from Trusts and other funders to our Grant-makers’ Thank You Evening on June 22. Our charity receives a substantial amount of funding from trusts and foundations and we were pleased to have an opportunity to thank some of them personally and to show them how their money has been spent.   Ou...
We had over 70 members at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 11th June.  We were delighted to welcome Dr Anita Rose, Clinical Neuropsychologist, as our guest speaker.  Dr Anita Rose is a sought after speaker across the globe with her message being one of empowerment to both people who have neurological conditions and to health professi...
Mark Mcloughlin completed his 25th marathon in Liverpool last weekend.  Mark says “It was a fantastic weekend and a very enjoyable run, probably one of the most enjoyable of the 25 I've completed so far. My time was 4.33.22 which I was pleased with as I had come down with a cold over the weekend”.  Well done Mark, we are so proud of your ...
Slim Chance and Giles Hedley played to  a packed Court theatre in Tring on Saturday night raising £3500 for the Chilterns MS Centre.  A Fabulous evening was had by all and our thanks go to John Stack for organising the event, Tring Brewery and Painshead Farms for supplying the BBQ and all of the wonderful sponsors- Tape Specialities and D...
The Fourways Theatre Company put on a week-long show of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at Pipers Corner School and Friday was in aid of the Chilterns MS Centre.  A small and intimate audience watched on to an open air stage of performers.  A wonderful evening was had by all despite the rain.   A big thank you to everyone who came ...
We had 76 eager golfers play at Stocks Golf Club near Aldbury on Friday 12 May all to raise money for the Centre.  Despite a few light showers at the start the sun eventually shone for everyone on the day. We were incredibly lucky to have the use of Stocks Golf Club for free with thanks to Alan Draper. Following a delicious two course lunch, w...
Councillor Mimi Harker started the 184 runners off on the Prestwood 10k from Sprinters Leisure Centre on Sunday 14th May. Renowned for being a very picturesque course with the bluebells in full bloom, this year a 5k course attracting 54 runners was also added. The event raised an incredible £7,800 for the Centre, £2,300 more than last year. “This ...
The CSIS Charity Fund has made a tremendous £10,000 grant to the Chilterns MS Centre to help us meet growing demand for our services. Ray Flanigan, a trustee from the charity, came to our Centre last week to hand over the cheque to delighted members, staff and trustees.  The grant will help us to provide our wide range of therapies and suppor...
Another month and another marathon runner for the Centre! This time we would like to congratulate and say thank you to John Appleby who completed the Milton Keynes marathon in a fantastic four hours and 17 minutes and raised almost £600. A pretty impressive time for a first marathon and John knows that the money will go to help people with MS like ...
We are very pleased to have received a £7,000 grant from Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Voluntary & Community Sector Grant Fund, to help provide our physiotherapy service to people with MS living in the AVDC area.  Regular physiotherapy is hugely beneficial in reducing the severity of symptoms for our members. It can increase independe...

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Although we say we don’t know what the future holds, there is one certainty; we won’t be here forever.  For many of us, we would like to leave our affairs in order to make life easier for our dependants.  This is the essence of why planning ahead matters.  In response to recent requests from Chilterns MS Centre members, we will be h...
Last week we delighted to have a cheque presented to us from WYSPA (Wycombe Society of Performing Arts) for a fantastic £450!  They held a collection during their performance of Vicar of Dibley back in February and we would like to say a big thank you to Lynn McMinn and Lucy Baker from WYSPA....

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We would like to give huge congratulations to Susie Cobb (right) and Colin Chapple who both completed the London Marathon last Sunday in aid of the Chilterns MS Centre. A big thank you for supporting us and raising a staggering £2017.28 and £1937.07 respectively, the money raised will provide hours of treatment for local people with MS....
The Chilterns MS Centre’s annual Art Exhibition & Sale took place on the weekend of 11-12 March 2017.  This leading local event saw the Centre open its doors to hundreds of people over the weekend to view and buy the work of over professional and amateur 100 artists including ceramicists, silversmiths, jewellers, glass artists and a black...
Wycombe Wanderers have kicked off the second year of their partnership with the Chilterns MS Centre by handing over a cheque for £1,000 from the FA Community Shield Fund.  The two organisations joined forces earlier this season with the Centre being named the club’s official medical charity partner, enabling Wanderers to benefit from the use ...

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On 26th April, the charity’s Chief Executive Robert Breakwell and trustee Catherine Golds were delighted to receive a cheque for £2,275 from Carol Prodromou and Shilpa Sapat.  Last month Carol and Shilpa organised The Black and White Ball at Riverside Club in Northwood.  One hundred and twenty eight people enjoyed a three course meal, DJ,...

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A lovely afternoon was had by all at Afternoon Tea at the Abbey on Sunday. 60 guests relaxed and let their taste buds enjoy the gorgeous array of cakes , sandwiches and scones. A big thank you to Missenden Abbey for the venue, Erin Deacon for playing the flute and to Jill Baxter for making the beautiful flower arrangements for the tables. The event...

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Sarah Hall along with her neighbor Andy Krupa popped into the Centre on 21st March so we could personally thank her for finishing her amazing challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro and her fantastic fundraising efforts.  Sarah has raised a whopping £1472.27!  She is pictured with her official Climb Kilimanjaro certificate and medal....
We are proud to have won a Legacy Award from the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest to recognise a decade of building better services for people with MS.  The Community Chest has given almost £5million in grants to local organisations since 2007 – including £176,400 to our charity. Community Chest Grants Officer Sarah Rothwell explained: “The Chi...

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The ‘Yours’ group in Aylesbury, who meet every month at the Evangelical Church Hall in Granville Street, have raised £360 for the Centre. Catherine Golds, Centre trustee, went along to a meeting to explain about the fantastic work the Centre does for local people with MS. They were impressed with the scope of facilities and treatments available an...