Helping those who have Multiple Sclerosis in the North Devon Area

The  group is run entirely by volunteers some who themselves have MS and others who are either related or know people who have MS. All these committee members have the same goal, that is to organise different  events throughout the year that enable people with MS to have some quality time with their  carers & families. Such events as a subsidised Christmas lunch  at one of Barnstaple’s top hotels, outings, annual cream tea and social coffee mornings.

We subsidise  two classes of Physio Therapy which are held over 36 times a year with Physio Therapists supplied by the NHS.

We also try to provide equipment to our members who are unable to purchase things like walking aids, respite and other forms of equipment. Unfortunately the latter is subject to a means test, but does mean that those that can least afford equipment receive our help.

As you can imagine everything has to be paid for, this is achieved in several ways, donations from different groups or individuals, collections from outside Supermarkets or in town centres. By doing this we can also donate annually to the MS Society to help research into MS and hopefully one day a cure.

We hope that you have been given an insight into our group and what we try to achieve, feel free to contact any of our committee  regarding the branch.