Thursday 24 June 2010

Fundraising for the MS Therapy Centre

A message (below) from David Wilson, son of our long-standing friends Cllr Willie and Margaret Wilson of Perth. David is raising funds for the Tayside MS Therapy Centre in Peddie Street :

Hi All,

As many of you know I dabble in a little in triathlon to counterbalance my ongoing red wine and cake addiction. In the autumn of last year, in a moment of weakness, I decided to scratch the itch and entered Ironman Switzerland 2010. My initial grand plans and finishing goals were scuppered by a virus for most of the winter and spring so now I am on 'Operation Just Finish It.....before it gets dark would be nice!'

This change in focus led me to think more about doing something positive with doing something a bit stupid. My Mum has secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis and regularly attends the Tayside MS Therapy Centre at Peddie Street in Dundee for amongst other things Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. It has been one of the few treatments that has really helped. She also enjoys the friendly atmosphere created by the staff and the other patients.

The Tayside MS Therapy Centre is a totally autonomous self-help,self-funding local charity receiving no statutory funding whatsoever. The Centre caters for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Physiotherapy, Counselling, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Yoga, Continence and Nutrition advice. It also affords people with MS to have access to information and to meet others with similar problems in an informal and friendly setting. The centre provides help, support and advice for people with MS, their families and their carers.

So on the 25th of July I hope to be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and then running a Marathon only to end up exactly where I started some 12+ hours before but hopefully raising some money for a good cause in the process. Any donations to help me on the way to my fundraising target would be fantastic, just click on the link below to go to my JustGiving page.

Thank you