The Chilterns MS Centre will be holding a collection of donations ahead of Saturday's fixture against Sunderland at Adams Park.
Based in Wendover, the charity support people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) from across Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties, empowering people to manage their symptoms in order to reach their personal goals and lead happier and healthier lives through physical, practical and emotional support. They support those living with the condition, and their families, for as long as they need.
Wycombe Wanderers’ partnership with the Chilterns MS Centre enables its players to the oxygen chamber at the Centre, which has helped to accelerate the recovery from injury of a number of Chairboys stars. Oxygen treatment also helps to combat fatigue, which is one of the major symptoms of MS.
£30 could pay for oxygen for a day, helping up to 20 people to feel more energised to do something that they love, like playing football in the garden with their children. A donation of just 50p from everyone at Adams Park today would be enough to keep oxygen pumping in the chamber for an entire football season.
With 1 in 600 people in the UK being affected by MS, there are potentially another 450 people within travelling distance of Wendover that they could help – many of whom will live in Wycombe – who may not know this support is available to them. This WWFC partnership is helping raise the profile in and around Wycombe.
Although it costs £1.2m a year to meet the needs of the local MS community, the Centre receives less than 10% of its funding from the NHS so community collections like the one at WWFC today are vital. They also rely on the local community running their own events or being sponsored to do crazy things like jumping out of a plane, running a marathon or climbing the odd mountain peak or three! They’d love you to be one of their supporters and help them to raise money to care for people in your local community.
To find out more about the work they do, or our fundraising opportunities, visit chilternsmscentre.org or pop in and see them.