The MS Therapy Centre in Canterbury is the only purpose built centre for people living with MS in the whole of Kent. They operates their services six days a week. They do not receive any financial assistance from the government or NHS and only survive through donations from the support of the local community.
The Kent MS Therapy Centre opened in 2015 and offers first class facilities to support people affected by MS – those that have the condition, their families, friends and those who care for them.
With tremendous support from existing members and supporters from the local community, the team have been able to create a modern building with a warm and welcoming environment that delivers a wide range of excellent services to help members manage their condition and improve quality of life.
Perhaps most importantly, KMSTC is a social hub that allows members the opportunity to share experiences, problems or ideas – or just to relax and have fun with friends.
The centre needs to raise just under £600,000 in 2019 to keep all their services running. They support people with MS and help provide non-invasive therapies to help relieve their symptoms including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy, gym and group exercise, counselling and nutritional advice.
The Walker Construction Trust has donated a grant of £1,000 to fund 25 hydrotherapy sessions for members of the centre.
Head of Fundraising, Moira Mitchell, said: “We were so delighted to be visited by representatives from The Walker Construction Trust, including Trustee Steve Walker, who brought along with him a rather big cheque for £1,000! This money will go towards our hydrotherapy service for people with MS and will fund 25 sessions in our Centre‘s hydrotherapy pool. Hydrotherapy based therapies and activities are extremely popular with our MS members, but this service is our most expensive to deliver, so we are extremely grateful for this most generous donation.”