Chilterns MS Centre Blog
Fantastic £10,000 grant from the Civil Service Insurance Society Charity Fund
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 support services to the growing number of people with MS who are seeking our help. Last year a record 106 new patients were referred to our therapy centre by their GP or MS Specialist Nurse - and we expect referrals to keep growing this year.
Chilterns MS Centre’s Chief Executive, Robert Breakwell, said: “Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence and a lifeline for everyone affected locally by multiple sclerosis, and we are delighted be reaching more people who need our help. However, like many small charities, we are seeing a fall in income at the same time demand for our services is rising. Grants like this tremendous contribution from the CSIS Charity Fund are an important part of making sure we don’t have to turn away anyone who needs our expert treatment and support.”
The CSIS Charity Fund receives all the surplus funds of the Civil Service Insurance Society, an award-winning not-for-profit business selling a range of insurance products. This enables it to make grants to charities and organisations that support civil and public servants and their families through periods of hardship, including illness and disability. Since 2008, they have made grants worth nearly £5million to good causes working with people in need in the Armed Forces, the NHS, schools, local and central government and other areas of public service. For more information, see www.csischarityfund.org
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