Hi my name is Bev we are doing a coffee morning in aid of the Merlin M.S centre on 24th Aug at the Merlin, M.S Centre Hewaswater Cornwall.
The Merlin center is the only MS center in Cornwall, the nearest before we opened was Exeter, The Merlin treats people from young children to old, it opened in 2009 after tireless fundraising and still struggling to bring in the money we have NO government help and that’s why we need as much help as we can.
MY husband suffers from M.S and we both think the Merlin center is a fantastic help/place to our day to day life, we have made many great friends at the Merlin Center and the treatments are a great help too they range from Hyperbaric Oxygen, physio, massage, counselling and I myself with a friend do a Wednesday group every other week where we paint, make things, play bingo etc. just to get people with MS together and active in hand and body co-ordination which is a lot of fun to join in with because we have a great laugh which in its self is great therapy. Also the merlin helps many more people suffering from conditions like ME, cancer, broken bones cerebral palsy etc. etc.
MS is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system, it can render the sufferer unable to use their limbs, wheelchair bound and sometime affect speech and vision, it is currently incurable and more than 1,000 people in the county are diagnosed with the condition-double the national average and this is why the Merlin M.S center is so important to all connected, the place is amazing and I don’t know what our family would do without it.
we are writing this letter because we need some help PLEASE we are looking for raffle prizes, tombola prizes, cakes, tea, biscuits anything that could help us make the day a success and all help is fantastic. Hope you can help and would like to say a big thank you to anyone that can in advance.
Bev and martin Burt
Charity Registration no: 1093691