Fundraising boost for MS Therapy Centre

The MS Therapy Centre in Edinburgh has received a £1,500 donation from Leith Rotary Club.

The money raised through a sponsored dragon boat race will be used to refresh the centre’s ageing physiotherapy equipment.

The Centre which has more than 200 members throughout Edinburgh, Fife, The Lothians and The Borders, helps those with Multiple Sclerosis by providing practical therapies such as physiotherapy and oxygen therapy as well as emotional support and advice.

Ian Webster, a member of Leith Rotary Club said: “We organised a Dragon Boat Event at Leith Docks some months ago which raised money for Local and National Charities. This is a legacy from this event.

“We chose to donate to the MS Therapy Centre as they are based in Leith, not far from our club and having spoken to some of the members and volunteers, we felt that it was a charity which gives real practical help and is well deserving of a donation.”

Katharine Jackson, Operational Manager, MS Therapy Centre added: “This is an astonishing amount of money and we are very grateful. We will put the money towards purchasing new equipment for exercise and physiotherapy, which will benefit our members considerably.

“It costs around £180,000 per year to run the Centre and we rely on donations such as this, so a big thank you to everyone who helped raise such a fantastic amount.”

The MS Therapy Centre Lothian, based on Bonnington Road, supports more than 200 people living in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It provides oxygen therapy which is known to relieve the symptoms associated with the chronic condition. It also offers an in-house physiotherapist, remedial yoga, and complementary therapists, and carries extensive information on the condition and local services produced by the MS Society, MS Trust and local providers.

The MS Therapy Centre Lothian is a registered charity and raises the majority of its funds through member donations and fundraising events.

For more information, please visit: www.mstc-lothian.org.uk or call 0131 554 5384.

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