Tools donated to Chiltern MS Centre

PUBLISHED: 12:49 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:17 05 April 2013

Tools donated to Chiltern MS Centre

Tools donated to Chiltern MS Centre

Garden equipment can be used at Wendover headquarters

A CHARITY in Wendover has recently been given a selection of gardening tools from an organisation in the area that has now been disbanded.

Chilterns MS Centre on Oakwood Close received the items from The Buckinghamshire Association for Gardening with Disabled People and will use them within its own gardens.

Jo Woolf, Chief Executive of Chilterns MS Centre, said: We plan to link up with key volunteering charities locally and offer those with disabilities an opportunity to help maintain our gardens. We will also be asking our own members who would like the opportunity to garden to get involved too.

We would like to say a big thank you to the charity, which has now unfortunately disbanded, for the garden tools. We received a variety of hand held tools such as rakes, hoes and forks.

Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact us on 01296 696133.

Chilterns MS Centre provides services and advice to people with Multiple Sclerosis(MS), as well as their families and carers. It helps people living with the disease by offering a number of life changing and supportive therapies and treatments that are effective for the patient, such as specialist neuro-physiotherapy, oxygen treatment and other supportive therapies.

Ros Aitken, former Chair of The Buckinghamshire Association for Gardening with Disabled People, said: We thought the centre would be able to benefit from our tools. We are delighted they are going to another charity and will be able to help people with disabilities to garden.

The treatments, therapies and support the centre provides have a genuine impact on the individual changing the quality of their daily life. Chilterns MS Centre treats 260 patients each week and no one is ever turned away, however minor or severe their disability.

The NHS provides no long-term treatment for people diagnosed with MS. This means the treatments, therapies and services provided by the centre are a lifeline for people who have the disease.

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