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MS Support Centre, Saltney and Parkinson’s UK agree to work together permanently

TWO Chester charities have agreed to work together permanently.

The MS Support Centre in Saltney welcomed the Parkinson’s UK Chester branch so people with Parkinson’s could make use of purpose-built facilities in 2010.

The deal means those with Parkinson’s can use facilities for physiotherapy, yoga, massage and a range of complementary therapies and social support.

The chairmen of the two organisations have now signed an agreement to continue their co-operation on a permanent basis.

Neil Kemsley, chairman of the MS Support Centre trustees, said: “Our building has recently been enlarged and our opening hours have been extended. This means we can put on more activities and reach more people who have these difficult neurological conditions.”

Ann Edwards, chairwoman of the Parkinson’s branch, said: “Experience shows people with Parkinson’s have gained a great deal from access to these splendid facilities.

“It is clear working together can produce great benefits to people with both conditions. We are making the best use of the building and its equipment. This way, everyone is a winner.”