Taking part in Run Prestwood is more than running, it's life-changing for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
This event is hosted by the Chilterns MS Centre and the funds you raise will go directly towards their mission of empowering everyone affected by MS through physical, practical and emotional support.
Based in Wendover, the Centre supports over 130 members every week. Over the last 12 months, we have adapted our services for members, bringing many of our services, such as physiotherapy counselling and therapeutic leisure groups, online.
"From walking with a single stick to being mostly wheelchair dependent, the MS Centre has remained a totally supportive part of my MS journey. Always proactive in developing ways to help me deal with helping myself."
Chilterns MS Centre Member Survey, 2020
Did you know...
The charity was founded 35 years ago by a group of people living with MS - a charity built from people for people.
A combination of 12 therapies and treatments are offered to members including, exercise classes, oxygen treatment and occupational therapy (pictured above).
It is estimated that over 1,800 people in the Chilterns area are living with MS.
Since last year, the Centre implemented a buddy scheme to combat loneliness and members have been taking part in online quizzes, bingo and coffee mornings as part of the social group activity.
Physio is the Centre's most used therapy with almost 400 people booked on to a session in the last year.