Christmas Appeal National MS Care Centre
Like many places, Covid-19 forced our National MS Care Centre to temporarily close its doors - but this Christmas we have something to be extra thankful for - the centre has now reopened, and with your help, we can keep it open.
There were 450 people living with MS who came to the National MS Care Centre last year. Some of them have children, grandchildren, even great grandchildren. Some are mothers whose kids are just starting out in the world. And some are just trying to make the right decisions to make it through our 20s unscathed.
This Christmas, the world is going to feel a little different. The last year has taken its toll, life got put on hold, and it’s been a really stressful time for everyone.
A lot of treatment for MS suppresses the immune system. So they are some of the people who have been cocooning. A stressful thing for anyone. But MS is also exacerbated by stress - so even the smallest of tasks around the house feel all the more difficult. It’s also meant that their families and friends have had to work harder just to make sure they are ok.
That’s why the National MS Care Centre is so important. It’s always been a home away from home, where people living with MS can learn to manage their symptoms and get respite when they feel at their worst.
Like many places, Covid-19 forced the centre to temporarily close its doors - but this Christmas we have something to be extra thankful for - the centre has now reopened.
They have endured cancelled appointments and delayed treatments, but time without the centre meant they also lost the physical and emotional day-to-day support that is invaluable to them. Their families didn’t get the break they deserve from the endless care they provide.
— Care Centre Resident
‘Delighted to have Care Centre open again the atmosphere is great, everyone gets on, it is so nice to have people to talk to again. It’s Faboulous’
There are 450 people whose lives were made better by the National MS Care Centre last year. Now reopened, the centre faces more difficulties than ever before. Not only have new costly measures had to be put in place, but these extra expenses are also becoming even harder to support with a growing priority list for those most in need of respite
So whatever you can spare this Christmas, please consider donating it to the National MS Care Centre so those of us who need support and our families can get the wonderful help we need.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas.