Volunteers and staff at the Marjorie Collins MS Centre in Grove Road in Chadwell Heath have helped to raise ´lots of dough´
for the MS Society by taking park in the charity´s mouth-watering fundraising event, Cake Break. The centre is hoping to raise over £200 from the event, with donations still being accepted on the charities
Just Giving site.
The MS Society challenged people to get baking in May to help raise money to help support over 100,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the UK.
Volunteers, staff and supporters of the charity baked a whole host of cakes, muffins and scones for sale at the coffee morning held at the centre on Friday 15th May. As well as cakes and drinks being on sale,
there was also handmade greetings cards and information available about the condition.
Julie Slater, the lead support volunteer for the branch said: "We really enjoyed hosting a Cake Break this year. We managed to get lots of volunteers to make cakes and treats for us to sell. It was also
great to see so many of our members attend as well as other members of the public supporting us. We will also be getting our members to take part in other Cake Break related activities throughout the week."
"MS is unpredictable and my own diagnosis was difficult to come to terms with but I´ve had great support from the MS Society so it´s great to be able to give something back. I have been volunteering at
the centre for over a year now and these sorts of events are a great way to introduce the work we do to the community and others with the condition who may not know about us."
Redbridge FC vs Romford Town FC - Our day at the footie!!
On the 30th November, at the invitation of
Redbridge FC, we took some of our members down to see their local derby clash with Romford Town FC. What a game it turned out to be!
It was our first visit to the Oakside Stadium down near Barkingside Tube station and we were treated to 7 goals,
1 sending off and all the tea and coffee we could drink!
We got a party together of about 10, which included some of our members with MS, their families and some volunteers. We were made to feel so welcome by the club and were well and truly looked after throughout,
with drinks biscuits and a special collection for our branch at half time.
The game itself was an exciting one, with Redbridge running out 5-2 winners despite a early second half sending off for a professional foul. Overall there was a good standard of football on display by both teams
and the game was played in great spirit.
It was a great day out for everyone who came and we will definitely be arranging another trip soon. Big thanks to Redbridge FC for the day and to the volunteers who helped out.
On the 29th November 2013, staff from Barclaycard head office came down to our day centre to paint
our therapy rooms, physio room and kitchen.
The day which was co-ordinated by Rebecca Dallen of Barclaycard who brought with her 20 of her colleagues, all equipped with paint, brushes rollers and dust sheets.
They did a fantastic job and the rooms that they did look much brighter and cleaner. We would like to say a big thank you to Rebecca, her team and Barclaycard for their hard work and generosity!