A Mask is for Life not just for Covid Charity Bike Ride

Ian Morley (Centre Member’s husband) is looking to raise much needed funds to help us to continue our amazing work.

A mask is for life charity event is a 50 mile sponsored bike ride around East and West Sussex and is happening on Sunday July 25th. The ride will start from Ian’s home in Lancing, heading west to Climping, then east to Brighton Marina before finishing at Perch on Lancing Beach for a much needed Pizza!

Volunteers will be out with collection buckets at The Big Beach Cafe in Hove.

If you would like to sponsor Ian to raise funds for us, please click on the link below:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/amaskisforlife

Sponsored Bike Ride Saturday 11th September 2021

We’d love as many of you to join us for our Annual Sponsored Bike Ride on Saturday 11th September 2021. This couldn’t happen last year, so we are excited to be able to make it happen and raise much needed funds for our wonderful MS Centre!

Our 20 mile cycle follows the river Adur along the lovely Downs Link. Start: Shoreham Airport Finish: Slinfold village hall for tea, cakes and sandwiches.

Contact Ali on events@mssussex.com or 01273594484

Annual Sponsored Walk Saturday 21st August 2021

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our Annual Sponsored Walk on Saturday 21st August, start time 10am.

We’d love you, your family and friends (including four-legged) to join us in this socially distanced leisurely nine-mile wander from Shoreham to Upper Beeding by the Downs link along the River Adur to raise much-needed funds for our Centre.

Please email events@mssussex.com to register and get your sponsorship form or ring Ali on 01273 594484 for more details.

Sailing Day with Oceans of Hope Tuesday 10th August 2021

Oceans of Hope are generously hosting a sailing event from Brighton Marina Yacht Club on Tuesday 10th August 10.30am – 3.00pm for free and all donations will be given to the Centre!

This event is open to all Members living with MS. To register your interest and for more information, please contact Ali on events@mssussex.com or ring 01273 594484

“You have the opportunity to decide whether or not you are going to be magnificent today”!

 

 

 

Winners of Local Hero Sussex Community Star and Care Award!

From Arugus Press Release 9/7/21

We were very proud and excited to be nominated for the Sussex Community and Care Star Awards! So, when we found out that we’d been shortlisted as finalists in two categories and then that we’d won the Local Hero Award, we were absolutely over the moon!

Coming after nearly eighteen months of Covid restrictions, it was just the tonic we needed!

We’ve always known that Sussex MS Centre is full of heroes and superheroes, not least our amazing cohort of staff, volunteers, members, fundraisers and supporters. They really are the rock that we rely on, and without them we simply could not provide such a high level of services to our members – from Oxygen Therapy to Keep Fit classes to Acupuncture, to name but a few.

Centre Manager, Emily Jane (EJ) Stuttard says, ‘We are honoured to receive this award. I can’t begin to express my thanks to all our outstanding volunteers, our tireless Support Officer, Ali Dunn, and our Trustees, who have supported me unfailingly, sharing the burden and lightening the load, not least through the dark days of the pandemic. It’s been a major team effort! Despite being sometimes locked down, and always heavily masked up and socially distanced, they’ve all helped keep our community alive.

‘That sense of being in it together is part of what makes Sussex MS Centre the amazing, special place it is, but it does sometimes take a real effort. It’s brilliant when that effort is recognised, and that’s what’s made being part of the Sussex Community and Star Care Awards so very special. And to have our Local Hero Award celebrated for posterity with a plaque on Brighton Pier is the absolute icing on the cake! So, huge thanks again to all our heroes!