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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...

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Another full house at our recent Quiz and Chips last Friday evening, with 132 quizzers joining together to raise £2106. Linda Oatley (Chair of Trustees) was quiz master again with a great mix of questions. Congratulations to our joint winners Wendover Rotary and Intellectually Challenged who took home a bottle of wine each and the wooden spoons we...

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Sunday 14th May is the Prestwood 10k and Children’s Fun run for children of all ages. This year we are adding a 5k race so all you couch to five and fun runners this one’s for you.  Read more.......
Over 1,000 people have Walked the MS Mile since it was launched in September 2015, raising a phenomenal £91,500 in just two years!  Through this now annual event, the charity has raised awareness of MS and the support available here at the Centre, with referrals from people with MS now at an all-time high of 16-18 new people seeking our suppor...
On Saturday 14 January, the Chilterns MS Centre was the sponsor of Wycombe’s League Two game against Yeovil Town - and our partnership with the Chairboys continues to go from strength to strength.  The Centre was set up by a group of volunteers who had heard that oxygen therapy could have benefits for people with MS.  This is the treatme...
The Centre recently identified the need for a specialist wheelchair-adapted exercise bike but this type of specialist bike costs over £2,500 and needs a physiotherapist to supervise the people using it. Grenville Lodge of Freemasons, which meets in Buckingham, donated £2,500 towards the overall costs of the bike and Andrew Hough, secretary of the B...

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The eagerly awaited Christmas at Halton House was a resounding success for the third year. On arrival, guests enjoyed sipping mulled wine in the splendid Rothschild Country Residence, now the RAF Halton Officers mess. The evening provided the opportunity for the 180 guests to get on their glad rags and be entertained whilst relaxing in the fine sur...
In return for the football club naming us their official Medical Charity Partner for the 2016-2017 season, we will offer Wycombe Wanderers players hyperbaric oxygen therapy when we have capacity in the chambers.  We look forward to raising our profile in High Wycombe and the south of the county through regular content in match day programmes,...

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Quiz and Chips was a huge success on Friday night with the 120 quizzers joining together to raise £2007. Linda Oatley (Chair of Trustees) was quiz master again with a great mix of questions. Congratulations to our winners The Day Trippers who took home a bottle of wine each and the wooden spoons went to Sue De Monas. The Fish and Chips was supplie...

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  Thame - Tuesday 20 September  The rain stopped and the sun almost came out for the first Walk the MS Mile in Thame. The Thame Mayor, Linda Emery, rang the bell and sent the thirty walkers including her, on their way round the one mile route in the town centre.  The Thame ‘face’ of the MS Mile and local resident Rachel Britnell, ...

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A big Thank you to Andy Tobin who raised £302 from a sponsored head shave. He might keep his new look over the summer but his long locks might creep back to help keep warm in the winter! ...
7 runners took part in the British 10k on Sunday and by the looks of the photos really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Lorraine, Melissa, David, Roger, Paul, Ed and Sal. We have 6 places for next year’s British 10k if anyone needs a challenge for 2017 ! Please contact fundraising.            &nb...
Barbara Edmonds (left) and Anne McDowell were both delighted to have been chosen by the Centre to attend the Patron’s Lunch in recognition of their substantial and exceptional contribution as volunteers. Despite the rain, Anne and Barbara had a wondrous day and were thrilled to be part of the climax to the The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. T...

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Loving life, spending amazing times with family and friends and seeking out new adventures. Then having a rest. Mark Webb Travelling the world, although I can't grab my backpack and just set off like I used to, it takes a little planning but many places are very accommodating to disability. This September I am spending three weeks in America...
I took part in the Prestwood 10k last weekend. It is not the first time however this year I decided I was going to try and make a team from people who had been with me through different parts of my life. This has proved more emotional than I ever realised it would. AJ Rogers (Amy) was one of my brownies when I was 18 and a Brown Owl (I am now 48). ...
Sunday 15th May saw 194 runners start the Prestwood 10k run from the Sprinters Leisure Centre. There was also the opportunity for local children to take part in a series of fun runs with 63 children’s medals awarded and trophies for the winners, just like the adults. Charlie May won the Men’s race in a little over 35 minutes and the Ladies’ race w...

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A wonderful morning was had at Halton House, where our guests enjoyed a tour led by Alison Prince around the beautiful Rothschild’s house which is usually closed to the public, followed by morning tea. Thank you to Alison Prince and George Cook from RAF Halton for looking after them so well, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves....