Aylesbury M&S Supports local MS Charity
The Aylesbury branch of well-known retailer Marks and Spencer has chosen Wendover-based charity the Chilterns MS Centre as its local charity of the year.
The Centre provides treatment and services to people who are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the Bucks area. Through physio, hydro, oxygen, complementary and occupational therapies, the Centre helps its members gain greater control over their MS, empowering them to lead happy and healthy lives. This type of long term support is not available on the NHS.
“We had several applications from various charities, but the Chilterns MS Centre stood out for us as it is a local service that we were not previously aware of. Since choosing the charity several members of staff have commented on what fantastic services the Centre provides and we look forward to a successful year of fundraising”. Lisa Tyler, Womenswear Manager.
The staff will be taking part in fundraising events throughout the year in order to raise a target of £5000 to help the Centre to continue to treat local people with MS. They will also be encouraging customers to donate any spare change at the tills. The first fundraising activity takes place during MS Awareness Week, on Saturday 28th April, when volunteers from the Centre will be collecting money at the store from 10am.
Sharon Cooper, Corporate Fundraiser at the Centre said “On behalf of all of us at the Chilterns MS Centre, we are thrilled to be working with Marks and Spencer Aylesbury and are looking forward to a great partnership over the next 12 months. We rely on support from local businesses to raise the £1m a year needed to provide the ongoing treatment and support to those who needs us and we can’t thank Marks and Spencer Aylesbury enough for choosing to support us”.