New branch formed for MS society

A new branch has been formed to provide vital support to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in south east Northumberland.

Following discussions between the Hexham and district branch and the south east Northumberland section of the society, it has been agreed to combine their efforts to better support people in the area.

The current services offered are continuing, so the gym activities every Monday at the Wentworth in Hexham and the monthly social get togethers at St James Hall in Morpeth will still be taking place.

There is a branch contact line for people wanting information and support on local services and grants for individuals are available for specific items where appropriate.

The current volunteers are committed to continuing the good work of many volunteers over the years, and want to expand to offer exercise groups across the patch as well as host more information events and socials.

John Sanderson, chairwoman of the newly formed South Northumberland branch, said: “We want to develop our services for people affected by MS.

“To do that, we have decided to streamline our structure and are now on the look out for volunteers to help make our ideas a reality, whether this is by raising much needed funds or training to become one of out team of support volunteers.

“So, if you would like to learn more about the new branch and our plans, please get in touch.

“Similarly we really want to hear from people affected by MS about their ideas too.”

To get in touch contact the branch on (01670) 858939.