Virginia Keefe

Therapist liaison and Safeguarding Trustee, and Osteopath

I was diagnosed with MS in 2001, and have been a member of the Centre since 2005, and a Trustee since 2011.

I am a Registered Osteopath. I work at the Centre, a medical centre and various natural health centres and have taught Osteopathy, Seated Exercise, Shiatsu and Chi Gong over the years. I attend the Centre for Oxygen Therapy, Pilates, Voice work, Beauty Therapy and occasionally Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage.

I became a Trustee because I felt I could contribute to the Centre from a Business, Health and Safety and a holistic point of view.

Alison Clough

Centre Membership Trustee

I have been a member of Sussex MS Centre since 2005, when I was first diagnosed with MS.

I attend the Keep Fit and Pilates classes. For a special treat I have manicures and massages! I previously worked for Brighton and Hove Council as a Nursery Manager with experience in health & safety, safeguarding and managing staff. My main role on the Board is looking after Centre membership and Gift Aid.

Martin Bennett

Health & Safety Trustee

I am the Centre’s senior chamber operator and I carry out training sessions for operators with the help of Alan Taylor.

I have been a trustee for at least 7 years using my experience of Health and Safety. I enjoy helping to continually improve the Centre for our members carrying out a lot of maintenance work and more recently adapting many masks for the use of members attending Oxygen Therapy.

Chris Ash-Edwards

Chair of the Board of Trustees

I have been a member of the Centre since 2014 and have MS.

I am a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial and general management experience mostly in container shipping. I retired in 2005, and have been a Trustee since 2014, currently sitting as Chair of Trustees.