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Mobility Scooters for MS sufferers

Buying mobility scooters for MS sufferers.

A good friend spotted that MS sufferer Alice Tilley would benefit from a mobility scooter. She applied to the Axis Foundation for help on her friend’s behalf.

About Alice

Alice Tilley, 28, has an aggressive form of relapse and remitting MS. When she has a relapse Alice is unable to walk unaided. She cannot drive and is totally reliant on her parents to get her around.

Applying for a friend

Claire, Alice’s friend, also suffers from MS.

After she applied to us, the Axis Foundation bought a lightweight mobility scooter for Claire. And so Claire applied for one for her friend Alice too.

“I have limited mobility and the mobility scooter that the Axis Foundation purchased for me gave me a huge amount of independence. A mobility scooter will help Alice too,” says Claire.

Thanks from Alice

And the Axis Foundation was delighted to help Claire’s friend.

Thanking us for our donation of £2,175 Alice said: “I was able to choose the world’s lightest mobility scooter which I can pack into our car. This is going to make such a difference to my independence and the management of my mobility. Thank you Axis Foundation.”

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The Samson Centre for MS

Funding the purchase of an electronic standing frame for MS sufferers

The Samson Centre provides practical and emotional help for people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Surrey and nearby areas. Our donation of £8000 will buy a much-needed electronic standing frame as well as a mini arm support.

This is such a special piece of equipment – Jackie Payne, Centre Manager

Electronic standing frames improve the quality of life for people with MS. Exercise is difficult because of limited balance, which means certain muscles are rarely used. This can weaken the body and cause a fear of falling. The frames help wheelchair bound people to stand on their own feet and exercise without that fear. They stimulate muscles that need it, while a mini arm support is used for people who need arm strengthening.

The frames play a vital role at the Samson Centre, because they help people to exercise and stay active. A new electronic frame lasts for 10 years and wheelchair users work with them on a daily basis.

Jackie Payne, Centre Manager said: “We are so grateful to the Axis Foundation for their generous donation for the purchase of a new standing frame. This is such a special piece of equipment as it allows wheelchair users to benefit from standing while they are at the Samson Centre for MS.”

More About The Samson Centre for MS

The Samson Centre for MS is a charity based in Guildford, Surrey. They provide physiotherapy sessions, exercise classes, and oxygen treatments, with access to adaptive rowing. Also, they have 3 fitness instructors, 2 rehabilitation assistants and a volunteer coach for the adaptive rowing, working on a part-time basis.

To find out more, visit www.samsoncentre.org.uk

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Samson Centre for MS

Mobility for people living with multiple sclerosis

The Samson Centre for MS provides free practical and emotional support for those in their teens and upwards who are living with multiple sclerosis in Surrey. Each year, they deliver approximately 3,500 physiotherapy sessions, 4,000 exercise classes, 2,500 gym sessions and 2,500 oxygen therapy treatments to MS sufferers.

The Axis Foundation’s donation of £3,172 will enable the centre to purchase two Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) units and fund ancillary equipment over a three-year period. FES is a treatment that uses the application of small electrical charges to improve mobility. These FES units are a vital part of treatment for those with MS and our donation is projected to help over 300 people over the course of three years.

 “This donation is very much appreciated and both now and in the coming three years will make a difference to the lives of many people who are living with multiple sclerosis. Thank you all once again for your most kind and generous gift!” – Denice Logan Rose, Samson Centre

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King’s College MS Trust

Providing multiple sclerosis support

The Kings College Hospital Multiple Sclerosis charity is dedicated in providing multiple sclerosis support. With over 100,000 people living with MS in the UK it’s crucial charities like this exist.

The charity provides suffers with vital support with specialist nurses and doctors trained to help sufferers live as active a lifestyle as possible. Through the charity, they also access to all the professional advice and information that will help them make the right choices for them.

The MS Trust is the definitive source of information for people affected by MS and is the primary provider of education for MS health care professionals.
The Axis Foundation donated a grand sum of £17,000 to the charity through matching the funds raised at an Axis charity disco and from the generous donations of Axis employees. The funding will contribute to palliative care for people with advanced MS.

“MS is a cruel and unpredictable disease,” explained Axis’ Claire Richardson, who knows first-hand the effects of the disease. “The research into better management of MS and support for people affected by the disease makes a real difference to the lives of those living with it.”

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