Letchworth girls’ tasty donation to Herts MS Therapy Centre

Olivia Woods, 7, Emily Woods, 10, Ruby Gibson, 6 and Isla Woods with a cheque for money which they r

Olivia Woods, 7, Emily Woods, 10, Ruby Gibson, 6 and Isla Woods with a cheque for money which they raised by making and selling cakes - Credit: Archant

Four young girls have been raising funds for a cause which is close to their hearts.

Les Kitching receives treatment from Jon Graham at Physio Function

Les Kitching receives treatment from Jon Graham at Physio Function - Credit: Archant

And now the Woods sisters Emily, 10, seven-year-old Olivia and Isla, two, and their friend Ruby Gibson, six, have visited the Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth to present a cheque after holding a cake sale in aid of the charity organisation.

The girls, from Letchworth, sold homemade cakes and lavender pouches in aid of the centre because their great grandmother Audrey Culley suffers from multiple sclerosis.

The neurological condition can cause a variety of symptoms including problems with vision, balance and fatigue, as well as issues with concentration and use of language.

Proud mum Nicola Woods said: “It was completely their own idea, and they even did their own marketing to bring in customers.”

The centre’s chief executive Mark Boscher gave the girls a tour of the facility in Campus Five, which has a fully equipped gym, therapy rooms and oxygen treatment chamber for MS sufferers to use.

He said: “I am very impressed with what the girls have done.

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“They have shown lots of imagination and have helped us to help others. Thank you.”

The visit coincided with a series of talks and demonstrations by physiotherapist Jon Graham, who appeared on Channel 4 programme Embarrassing Bodies last month to show how new technology can be used to help a stroke survivor.

More than 70 guests attended Dr Graham’s talks, which demonstrated how similar equipment could be beneficial to MS patients, helping to improve their balance and co-ordination.

It is also effective for those with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

For more details, contact the centre on 01462 684214 or visit www.hertmstherapy.org.uk.