Chilterns MS Centre receives £2,500 from Bucks Masons

Grenville Lodge, 1787, which meets in Buckingham, has held a number of fund raising events during the year in support of the charities chosen by their Master, Stephen Betts.

One of his charities is the Chilterns MS Centre in Wendover. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system.  MS affects everyone differently, but the symptoms – which can include fatigue, continence, vision problems, balance, memory and thinking - can affect family, working and social life.

The Centre’s ‘Walk the Mile’ initiative reached Buckingham on Friday 23 September: this was one of a series of walks which followed their 30 day, one mile a day, walks which celebrated 30 years of the centre operating in 2015.

Stephen, and his wife Carol, were delighted to present Linda Oatley, Chair of the Centre Trustees, with a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the Lodge.

Amongst those in attendance were several walkers, some in wheelchairs, who are affected by this condition, together with volunteers and staff from the Centre and Mark Buckland and Andrew Hough of Grenville Lodge.

Linda said: “We at the MS Centre are delighted to receive this very generous donation from Grenville Lodge. The Chilterns MS Centre treats 330 patients each week and no one is ever turned away, however minor or severe their disability.  We have 6 to 8 new patients referred to us every month and this donation is very important to us to be enabled to continue this work.”

Picture shows from left to right: Chris Beach (Head of Physiotherapy at the MS Centre), Carol Betts, Mark Buckland and Linda Oatley with the cheques from the Lodge which made up the donation.

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