Body Shop staff help thank MS Therapy Centre volunteers

Body Shop volunteers stage a pamper session at the MS Therapy Centre.

On Wednesday 15th August, two members of staff from The Body Shop UK gave up their time to help The West of England MS Therapy Centre say a big thank you to its team of volunteers.

The charity, which recently opened a brand new purpose Centre in Bradley Stoke, relies on volunteers to help run its services. The staff team at the Centre were keen to arrange a special thank you for its volunteers who regularly give their time and skills.

The Body Shop arranged for its staff to visit the Centre for a day and run pamper sessions for the volunteers. They included hand massages, facials and make-overs for both ladies and gentleman.

Joanne Terry, Community & Corporate Fundraiser, said:

“It was a wonderful day and we are extremely grateful to the talented ladies from The Body Shop who spent the day pampering our volunteers. They do so much for others it was lovely to be able to thank them with a special treat and show them just how important they are to us.”

The West of England MS Therapy Centre helps people from right across the Greater Bristol region to cope with Multiple Sclerosis. Founded in 1985, the Centre provides essential on-going care – a full range of therapies and support clinics combined with a social environment to combat isolation and depression – rarely available within the NHS. This care helps people to live well with MS, to keep advancing symptoms at bay and to recover after a period of relapse. The Centre operates on a donation basis and has never turned anyone away. Yet this year it will cost in the region of £400,000 to keep the doors open and the Centre receives no government or NHS funding.

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities available at the Centre including meeting & greeting, supermarket collections, events assistants and administration support. The most important skill to have is a smile and a listening ear.

If you would be interested in volunteering at the Centre, please get in touch by calling 01454 201686 or emailing
West of England MS Therapy Centre in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Photo: The MS Therapy Centre in Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke.

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