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MS Support Centre, Saltney, enjoys fundraising boost

A YEAR of successful fundraising events has helped raise more than £30,000 for a Saltney-based support centre toasting its silver anniversary.

Most recently, a charity bag-pack for the town’s MS Support Centre proved very successful, raising £1,500.

Staff and volunteers from the centre were joined by students from Queen’s Park High School, Handbridge, at the tills of the Tesco store in Frodsham Square, Chester, to give shoppers a helping hand. Proceeds are to be used to purchase a balance trainer.

Jane Johnston-Cree, therapies manager at the centre, said: “The balance trainer will prove invaluable to our members, helping them to maintain their independence and mobility.”

The MS Support Centre was also awarded the Workstep Development accolade in the Cheshire West and Cheshire Council’s Positive Awards for Business. The honour recognises the centre’s contribution to the recruitment and employment of disabled and disadvantaged people.

Paul Etherington collected the award and said: “The nomination came from an outside source, so that was a surprise in itself, but to win this award is a great achievement for us.”