Join our easyfundraising friends

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MS Research charity needs you!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for MS Research Treatment and Education?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join.
Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/msresearch/ and sign up for free.

2. Shop.
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

3. Raise.
After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and MS Research Treatment and Education will be really grateful for your donations. You can even set up the GiftAid extra donation in  your account. There is an app for your iPad. You can download a tool for your PC so you activate the donation…

Thank you for your support. Your help is vital to our future progression.

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FACETS and Peer Support

Frequent visitors to our website and readers of our newsletters will be familiar with the FACETS (Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to life Style) courses run from our Treatment Room in the Vassall Centre, Bristol (read article here).

Do you have MS? Do you live in the Bristol area? Do you have MS related fatigue?

Fatigue Management Courses at the MS Meeting Point in Bristol

Fatigue Management Courses

Trained staff are currently running FACETS Groups at our MS Meeting Point in the Vassall Centre in Bristol and we will continue to support training for other professionals who wish to develop FACETS therapy clinics.

If you have MS and are able to travel to The Vassall Centre in Bristol to attend a group based therapy course which consists of 6 sessions each around 1.5 hours in duration please call 0117 958 6986 or contact info@ms-research.org.uk

If you would like to know more or feel you could benefit from attending one of our courses please contact us today.

Also read about the recent event in Bristol regarding the research that brought out the successful FACETS treatment.

Buy for Christmas and get charity donations

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Help out MS Research when you check out!

Buy for Christmas and get charity donations for us!

Buy toys, tinsel  or treats whenever you shop over the festive season – entertainment for the kids, trips and days out, toys, tinsel or turkey – remember to shop online via Easyfundraising

There are over 3,000 retailers registered with easyfundraising.org.uk, including Amazon, M&S, Curry’s and Clark’s who will all give you a cash reward that you can turn into a donation for MS Research, at no extra cost to you.

You’ll find everything you need for the winter holidays and to get ready for ‘Festive season’ at Easyfundraising!

Just visit Easyfundraising, follow the simple steps to sign up and start raising!

Get started now – http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/162QSW/

Happy fundraising!

Preliminary study into understanding fatigue in MS

Do you have MS?
Do you live in the Bristol area? Do you have MS related fatigue?

Preliminary study into understanding fatigue in MS

If you would like to know more please call 0117 958 6986 or contact abi.wiltshire@nbt.nhs.uk

 

In collaboration with the University of Bristol and The CRIC
(Centre for Research and Imaging Centre) MS Research is supporting a preliminary study to try and help us understand more about fatigue and MS. If you would like to know more please call 0117 958 6986 or contact rosemary.jones@nbt.nhs.uk

MS Research Christmas Greetings Cards

Send Seasonal Greetings and all profits will help the MS Research charity “Look Forward to Seeing the Back of MS”. On Sale Now Only £3.00 per Pack of 10 Plus P&P. Order now by mail to abi.wiltshire@ms-research.org.uk or call 0117 958 6986

Design A: The First Noel 128 × 128 mm

Design B: The Twelve Days of Christmas 128 × 128 mm

Design C: Pear Tree 128 × 128 mm

Design D: Where’s my Hat?l 128 × 128 mm

Design E: A Festive Village 155 × 105 mm

Checking your weight should be easy

The bathroom scales are very conveniently placed…and then you soon realize that you cannot stand immobile safely long enough to take a proper reading. You have no core stability and pull down a towel rail when falling…Is it familiar?

Multiple Sclerosis or MS attacks the nerve fibres that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can occur in any part of your body and that includes poor core stability. That means falling a lot during the day. These falls are so frequent….they do not get mentioned. Then one forgets the easy way of stepping on the scale.

Among all of what is happening with coping with an everyday life with MS, stepping on weighing scales is the last thing that comes to mind…

But you need to check:

  • before an operation with general anaesthetics.
  • during assessments by health and care professionals.
  • some medications need to be administered according to your weight.

It is important to check your weight regularly, easily and with a minimum of fuss. There are means that enable this in your community:

There are easy ways to find the weight of your wheelchair, an ordinary chair or your sticks…

Read what happens when you would like help in the community or in a hospital…

Donate your used car to MS Research

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Car donation is a great idea for the MS Research charity.

Is your old car ready for the scrap heap? Make it go further…Make a #cardonation to the MS Research charity, a #CureMS charity with Giveacar.

  1. Click and donate
  2. Fill details about you and your vehicle
  3. Leave an email address
  4. It rarely takes more than 3 days

Scrap donations are based on the weight of the metal…Giveacar takes cars, vans, lorries, ride-on lawnmowers or farm machinery as well. The vehicle you’ll give will help find better answers for people living with Multiple Sclerosis..