Building Society helps MS Therapy Centre buy new wheelchair

Chelsea Building Society supports the West of England MS Therapy Centre.

The Bristol branch of Chelsea Building Society has chosen to support The West of England MS Therapy Centre with a charitable gift.

The charity needed new wheelchairs after the old ones became worn out after years of use. The Chelsea Building Society, through its group charity the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, has donated £300 to the MS Therapy Centre to purchase a new wheelchair.

The Foundation is able to support charities thanks to the donations made by Society members through Yorkshire Building Society’s Small Change, Big Difference scheme.

The unpredictability of Multiple Sclerosis means that those living with the condition often need wheelchair assistance unexpectedly following physiotherapy or other therapy sessions. Others may not have access to wheelchair accessible vehicles so cannot bring their wheelchair with them to the Centre when required. The on-site wheelchairs mean they can still easily access the services and therapies, even on a really bad day.

The Centre, based in Bradley Stoke, provides therapies and treatments to people living with MS, including physiotherapy, oxygen treatment and counselling.

Doro Pasantes, Centre Manager, said:

“The donation of a wheelchair from Chelsea Building Society through the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has made our oxygen therapy chamber accessible to more people. Receiving oxygen treatment means that our members have more energy and are in less pain; it helps to improve sight, balance and cognitive function. It is incredibly important to our members and we are extremely grateful to the Chelsea Building Society for their support. The small change donated really has made a big difference to us.”

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