Royal recognition for Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre work

Royal recognition for Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre work

Royal recognition for Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre work

First published in News

A charity has been given royal recognition for its work.

The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

The centre, based at Southwick recreation ground, near Shoreham, has been providing therapies and support for people with multiple sclerosis for almost 30 years.

It was originally based at Southlands Hospital in Shoreham before moving to Southwick in 1994.

Support includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy – breathing pure oxygen in a pressure chamber – and various treatments including physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage, shiatsu and reflexology.

The centre is also the hub of the local MS community, where people with the condition can meet and support each other.

The charity has a team of more than 50 volunteers and a spokesman said they were delighted that their hard work had been recognised. The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, presented the award to manager Alan Taylor at the centre.


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8:24pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Cave Johnson says...

It's a shame they include nonsense like acupuncture and reflexology. These are not treatments but pure bunkum. Still well done to them.
It's a shame they include nonsense like acupuncture and reflexology. These are not treatments but pure bunkum. Still well done to them. Cave Johnson
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