Newbury and District Branch blog

Our Branch newsletter - MS Update - contains information, stories and reports such as the Chairman's report, event reports and listings, local news and items for sale.

We are always looking for contributions so if you have a story, comment, or a photo you would like to share, please get in touch with our newsletter editor, Anna Holmes, by email via or phone on 07555 600252.

Latest entries

MS Update - June / July

Another two months have passed and our latest newsletter is now available to read. As always it contains updated news on events and comments. This month it also includes details of a car to sell!

Hope you enjoy reading it.

Head shave for charity!

Come and join the fun as Anna and Val go under the clippers!

Charity fundraiser in suppport of the Newbury and District MS branch and the Dingley Centre.

To sponsor these brave women contact:

MS Update - April / May

Our latest newsletter is now available to read.  As always it contains updates on our activitities and details of our very full social calendar of events.  Check what is of interest to you.

Caravan bookings - only two weeks left

Our caravan has been very popular again this year - there are only two weeks still available:

  • 21 September - 28 September
  • 19 October - 26 October

If either of these dates interest you then please telephone Vanda Higdon on 01635 253 635.

Anyone for cricket?

  • Berkshire Cricket are commencing a programme to provide cricket for disabled performers, leading to County Representative sides.
  • Indoor training will take place at:

The Berkshire Cricket Centre, The Piggott School, Twyford Road, Wargrave.

On Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm, commencing 23 February.

  • Summer training and matches will be organised in due course
  • To register your interest or find out more, please contact

Ian Rogers

Help wanted - Treasurer

The Branch has a vacancy for a Treasurer on our Committee.

Please contact our Chairman, Nick Harcourt - 01635 253546 if this position is of interest to you.

MS Update - February / March

Our latest newsletter is now available to read.  It includes stories and information on:

  • Our caravan - changes to booking process
  • Diary dates for 2013

and reports on our:

  • successful Gliding evening last summer
  • Christmas party

MS Update - October / November newsletter


  • A a very successful Newbury Show
  • Our caravan  - A perfect holiday retreat
  • The magic of microlighting with Sportability
  • A packed diary of future events - something for everyone!


Charity concert details posted

We've just posted details of our charity concert on 20 October 2012.

Have a look at the event listing for all the details!

MS Update - August / September newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available to read. It contains interesting stories and reports on:

  • the Hannah barge trip
  • details of a new free e-book about life with MS
  • a plea for help at the Newbury Show
  • our calendar of events to make sure you don't miss anything

What's new?