Charity and Leisure Club form new partnership!

The West of England MS Therapy Centre based in Bradley Stoke has partnered up with Riverside Leisure Club in Little Stoke thanks to one of their members Giselle Rozzell.

Giselle was diagnosed with primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis in November 2012. Since being diagnosed Giselle has used the MS Therapy Centre and says “I do physio classes to help with balance.  I also do weekly oxygen which is in a compression tank breathing pure oxygen through a face mask; this helps me enormously with fatigue, balance and posture. I wanted to include my love of water into my weekly routine so I joined Riverside Leisure Club who have been extremely supportive. I do a weekly aquafit class there and also enjoy swimming which is fantastic as it doesn’t put any pressure on my joints.”

Giselle saw an opportunity for the two centres to work together and introduced the MS Centres Events and Community Officer Sarah Vincent to Ali Drury, Riversides Centre Manager. The pair has since been busy forming a mutually beneficial partnership with many fundraising events in the calendar.

Sarah says “I am very excited about the partnership we have formed. Ali and his team have been amazing and I cannot wait to get some of the events underway at the Riverside. It costs us in the region of £400,000 a year to operate so relationships like this are critical to our success and enables us to continue helping those that need us.”

If you are a member of Riverside and would like to get involved in some fundraising for the MS Therapy Centre then please contact Sarah Vincent via email 

sarah.vincent@mstherapybristol.org.u

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