Letchworth charity opens mobile clinic after refurb
A CHARITY has undergone a refurbishment and opened a mobile clinic to enable them to widen their work across the county.
The Herts MS Therapy Centre based in Campus Five, Letchworth GC, now contains a new lounge area and two therapy rooms in the physiotherapy department, thanks to a �158,000 grant from the Department of Health.
The centre has also invested in a purpose-built Mobile Physiotherapy Clinic by customising a Citroen Relay to include a wheelchair power lift, treatment table, parallel bars, specialised standing frame and electronic exercise bike.
Running costs of the mobile clinic have been boosted by funding from the Childwick Trust, the Herts Community Foundation and therapy centre supporters Hayden Jones and Lewis Sage, who raised over �7,000 last year after cycling from Letchworth GC to Land’s End.
The duo, who are already planning another cycling fundraiser from Land’s End to John O’Groats in October 2013, were joined by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Lord Charles Cecil and his wife for the official opening.
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Speaking about the mobile clinic, chief executive of the centre Mark Boscher said: “It will make a huge difference for hundreds of people. We are experts at physiotherapy, with 29 years’ experience. Now we can bring that expertise to towns and villages throughout the county.
“We’ve a long history of helping people with any neurological condition but now we can also offer private physiotherapy to any member of the public.”
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Lord Charles Cecil added: “It was a pleasure to open the new mobile clinic which will help those who find it difficult to get to the centre. We were also very pleased to meet Hayden and Lewis whose great bicycle ride to Lands End raised so much money for the unit.”
For more information about the Herts MS Therapy Centre and their work contact Mark Boscher on 01462 674054 or visit www.hertsmstherapy.org.uk