Lottery cash for disease victims

A CENTRE that offers physical therapies for the relief of multiple sclerosis symptoms has received a lottery award to promote its services. The Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, of Campus 5, Letchworth GC, received £7,000 from Awards for All – a small gr

A CENTRE that offers physical therapies for the relief of multiple sclerosis symptoms has received a lottery award to promote its services.

The Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, of Campus 5, Letchworth GC, received £7,000 from Awards for All - a small grants scheme administered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.

The charity will now produce a DVD and leaflet to promote the work, facilities, therapies and volunteering opportunities available at the centre.

Alison Hudson, centre manager of the therapy centre, said: "We provide physical therapies across Hertfordshire to help people with multiple sclerosis.


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"These include massage, reflexology, physiotherapy, and oxygen therapy, along with counselling and advice on diet.

"Unfortunately, we are not well known and people who find us say that they would have come much sooner if they had known about us.

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"We hope the DVD and leaflet, which will go to GPs' surgeries, hospitals and physiotherapy clinics, will make more people aware of our services."

l The Mentoring Basketball Academy in Stevenage also received £9,378 to deliver extra-curricular coaching sessions to schools, to increase participation by eight to 14-year-olds and provide a diversion from anti-social behaviour.

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