Manager is grateful for cash boost of £2,000

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A GRANT of £2,000 has been given to a therapy centre.

The Solent MS Therapy Centre, in Hewett Road, North End, helps people who suffer from multiple sclerosis.

It was given the money from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund after customers voted for it to get the cash.

The centre, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, provides neurological physiotherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, as well as advice and support to people with MS.

Mike Gumbrell, centre manager, said: ‘The centre is entirely self-funded, we receive no NHS or local authority money to operate.

‘It costs £100,000 a year to keep the centre operating, so this donation from the Lloyds community fund is very welcome and much appreciated. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us.’

The centre also has hyperbaric oxygen therapy – chambers with higher oxygen levels – for people with MS, cancer patients, or people recovering from operations, severe bone breaks and head injury, as well as children with cerebral palsy.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help community groups across the country.