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New Members Welcome

We welcome new members whether you have recently been diagnosed or have had MS for many years.  Our charity was set up by and for people with MS and at our heart you will find a large group of people who support the charity in many ways and also benefit from the extensive range of services we provide. The Centre has a catchment area that covers Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Although all services provided by the Centre are offered free of charge to people with Multiple Sclerosis, our charity’s constitution requires that everyone who receives treatment becomes a member of the Centre by paying an annual subscription. Members are able to attend and vote at General Meetings of the charity.

The best way to find out how we can support you and your family is to have an initial chat about what we offer, and a tour of our facilities.  Please complete the Request a Tour form or call us to make an appointment.

Who is eligible to be a member?

Membership is open to anyone affected by multiple sclerosis.  We have two types of membership:

  • MS Member – the person diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
  • Carer Member – this can be a paid or unpaid carer or family members like partners, children, parents, siblings or grandparents.

How do I become a member?

You must be referred to us by a health practitioner.  When you attend your first appointment at the Centre you will be asked to fill in a membership form and make the appropriate payment. Non-MS members can join at the same time or at any time in the future.

When does the membership year start?

The membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December.

What are the subscription charges?

Annual Subscription: £25.00

Subscription from 1st July: £12.50

Subscription from 1st November: Not required if full subscription is paid for the following year at the time of joining.

How can I pay my subscription?

We encourage everyone who becomes a member to set up an annual standing order; one is included on membership forms. Alternatively, you can pay by cash, cheque, credit/debit card or direct from your bank account. Reception can provide further details. Please ensure that the name of the member is included with all payments.

How do I renew my membership?

Membership renewal letters are sent out in early December. Payment is required by 31st January at the latest. Membership will lapse after this date.

Who do I contact about membership?

If you have any questions about membership please contact Jo Kendall, Office Manager:
jokendall@chilternsmscentre.org

Telephone: 01296 696133

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