South, Central and East Suffolk

Keep coming back to this blog for our regular e-news bulletin. 

Members newsletter

In addition to our blog we also send out a branch newsletter to our members. Members can chose to recieve this by email or as a hard copy in the post. The most up to date information on what's happening in the branch can be found in our calendar.

Latest entries

MS Voice - October 2016

We have just published our latest edition of MS Voice our branch newsletter.

This edition has information on our events over the last few months, and future events which we are holding until the end of 2016.

Download your copy now!

 

October 2016 e-news

We have recently updated our website events page with all of our events until the end of 2016, including our Branch Christmas Lunch which is being held on Saturday 3 December.

Volunteer with us

You may have noticed that we haven't managed to update any blog items for the last few months.

We have been struggling as a branch with a lack of volunteers and we've have lost a couple of volunteers over the summer due to their personal circumstances. Plus we had another couple who had to take a break for a few months also because of family reasons.

If you'd like to help us out and be a volunteer please get in touch!

Citizens Advice, Mid Suffolk Benefits Advice Partnership

Every three months we meet with the partners that provide the benefit advice partnerships that the South,Central and East Suffolk Branch fund. We discuss progress of the project and what we can do to improve the service for people affected by MS.

Benefits advice partnerships - DAS review meeting

Every three months we meet with the partners that provide the benefit advice partnerships that the South,Central and East Suffolk Branch fund. We discuss progress of the project and what we can do to improve the service for people affected by MS.

Looking forward to a busy year

It's been a while since we've updated our blog, it has However been an incredibly busy time.

In the past few months we have lost a number of committee members, including Nikki Young our Branch Chair. Angie Willmott has resigned from her role as Membership Secretary whilst Anita Potter has also stepped down from the committee.

Planning and Organising

While Mark Tweed may be riding his cycle on his MS Cycle Challenge, the committee and volunteers of the branch are busily planning and organising activities for the local MS community.

Firstly we have this month's Friday Club, which will be a quiz by Neil and Linda Bowles held on Friday 11 September.

Setting Off! - Marks MS Cycle Challenge

This morning Mark Tweed set off on Mark's MS Cycle Challenge.

Mark who has MS set himself the challenge to ride his bike from Ufford Park Woodbridge to Paris and back! His route will take him via London, Newhaven (to catch a ferry), Dieppe, Versailles, Paris and back again. The ride will be in excess of 600 miles.

Headway Suffolk - Neurology Conference

Today a number of people from the local MS community attended the first Headway Suffolk Neurology Conference. We had a number of our members, volunteers and carers attend this event to hear more about Headway Suffolk, plus listen to presentations on a wide range of brain injury and support for persons living with a brain injury.

Was there a bank holiday weekend?

Mark Tweed will be cycling to Paris to raise money for the South, Central and East Suffolk Branch from Sunday 6 September.

As a result of the work around this, and a number of other activities the bank holiday weekend just flew by!

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