The MS Therapy Centre provides free oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology and yoga to alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Oxygen therapy also helps sufferers of autism, Down Syndrome, leg ulcers, stroke, ME, and cancer.
In 2011, £16,785 was raised for them through sponsored events. This meant 26 people with MS could receive therapy and support for a whole year.
One Virgin Money Giving fundraiser Ben, was in full-time employment when he first visited the Centre and is now studying full-time. Despite a relapse in July 2011 he recovered through the use of oxygen therapy and physiotherapy.
Deciding to give something back to the centre and through his own determination he completed a personal challenge of swimming the tidal river Forth (2.25km) in September to raise money for the centre using Virgin Money Giving.
The money that the MSTC Lothian has received from all their fundraisers this year has enabled them to continue to deliver therapies and support which are a lifeline for people with MS.