South West MS Therapy Centre opens new oxygen generation equipment

Exeter Chiefs Foundation opens new Oxygen Generation Unit at South West MS Centre

The South West MS Therapy Centre in Clyst Heath, Exeter, has unveiled its brand new oxygen generation equipment after a generous grant from the Exeter Chiefs Foundation. It will help hundreds of people across the South West continue to manage their symptoms not only relating to MS, but also chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke, cancer treatments, broken bones, and post-viral syndrome such as long Covid/post-Covid, to name a few.

The charity started providing oxygen therapy in Exeter in 1982 and since then has helped thousands of people throughout the South West, and moved to a larger...

Budding Bear Grylls wanted for survival skills weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 9:47am

The MS Trust’s Survival Skills Weekend will be taking place in Ashclyst Forest in Devon from 23-25 June to raise funds to help people with multiple sclerosis. The charity is looking for 10 budding Bear Grylls to take part in this outdoor adventure where participants will be sponsored to live in shelters they have built and eat food they have foraged from the forest. This wilderness survival challenge will be raising funds to help the MS Trust ensure no one has to manage MS alone. Jon Makin, who work as Lead Trade Manager for Tesco in Cullompton, explains why he will be taking part: “It's...

GDPR Workshop, Primer for Business Managers

Event Date: 
02/03/2017 - 8:30am
The Exeter Science Park Centre, 6 Babbage Way, Exeter EX5 2FN

A short workshop for SME business managers, after which you will understand the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its commercial impact.

The GDPR represents a fundamental change in the market, and as any businessperson knows, change equals opportunity. So while we will look at the GDPR as a new compliance risk, we will also look at what market change the GDPR is trying to drive, how this impacts business and what opportunities it creates for those that see change as commercial opportunity.

Delegate Outcomes

Understand the principles of the GDPR...

Report highlights people with MS in Devon not receiving fair care

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:55am

New research from the MS Trust surveyed over 1,800 people living with MS. It found that too many people living with progressive forms of MS feel they are getting a second class service, and many feel abandoned by their specialists.

People with progressive MS make up almost half of the UK’s 100,000 MS population. But 40% of them haven’t seen an MS specialist nurse in the past year and 45% haven’t seen a neurologist. By contrast, people with relapsing remitting MS see their specialists far more often. Worryingly, 12% of people with progressive MS haven’t seen any kind of specialist...

Get baking to beat MS

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:16am

Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson is urging people in Exeter to raise ‘lots of dough’ for the MS Society by getting involved in Cake Break on 20 May, a mouth-watering event aiming to raise over £250,000 to support people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK.

Everyone who takes part will be in with a chance of winning a baking master class with none other than the Bake Off star herself, as well as a selection of award winning gourmet jams from Kimberley’s own The Glamourous Jam Co. Speaking about her support for Cake Break, Kimberley says: “A close family...

Golf tournament raises £4k for SW Multiple Sclerosis Centre

More than £4,000 was raised at a charity golf day held in aid of South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre.

The event, sponsored by Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants and Thomas Westcott Business Recovery, saw 22 teams of four, made up of professional contacts and clients, battle it out at Teignmouth Golf Club.

In all £4,100 was raised through a combination of entry fees, fun golf-themed events, raffles and an auction.

As in previous years all the money was donated to the South West MS Centre in Clyst Heath, Exeter.

Jon Mitchell, Thomas Westcott's business...

Exeter opticians' fundraising drive

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:12am

An Exeter opticians is hosting a week-long fundraising event to raise vital funds for the Exeter Multiple Sclerosis Society. From Monday 27 July staff at Specsavers, located at 247 High Street, will be wearing t-shirts and distributing leaflets to raise awareness of the condition. The team will be encouraging local residents to dig deep and raise as much as possible for the charity. Store director, Lillian Agelus says: ‘We want to encourage customers old and new to come into the store and take part in the fundraising drive. ‘On Tuesday 28 July all staff members will be taking part in a...

Trust therapy staff bowled over by generosity of Exonia Bowling Club

Exonia Bowling Club in Exeter has donated more than £1,000 to support local people with multiple sclerosis.

Club president Kate Caldwell chose the community rehabilitation team at Mardon Neurological Centre as her charity of the year – and members helped to raise £1,105.

Kate has been receiving therapy from the team, which is part of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

She praised the individualised service she had received at the centre and asked for the donation to be used to provide greater support to people with MS.

Kate presented a cheque to Exeter...

Nuffield Exeter indulges to help beat MS

Staff at the Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital have raised £150 to support research into Multiple Sclerosis.

Staff from across the hospital baked cakes, which were then sold in the reception area.

Claire Luxton, a Medical Secretary at the Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital helped to organise the event.

She said: “Everyone was very supportive and helpful – lots of people baked cakes and even more were happy to buy them! We are really pleased to be able to send £150 to the MS Society who do excellent work.”

Paul Taylor, Hospital Director at the Exeter Nuffield said...