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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.

MS Research Treatment and Education Newsletter 5 print

MS Research Treatment and Education is a charity dedicated to furthering our understanding of MS and developing better treatments through research and education, with your help we aim to:
Listen to people with MS and those who share their lives.
Learn more about the problems they face everyday.
Act to address and alleviate those problems.
These principles have driven our approach to MS for many years and encouraged us to try and get to the heart of key problems experienced by those who have MS. Through
research into key areas of difficulty, and the “translation” of the successful outcome of research into therapies available to the MS community through education and training we aim to show how funds so generously donated by you have resulted in new therapies and treatments. While we can allow ourselves a little pat on the back for progress so far we can never forget that much more needs to be done.
Read more…

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

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Design C: Pear Tree 128 × 128 mm

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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…