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Article Date: 7th October 2016

Spirax Sarco - MS Society Receives Support from Spirax Sarco

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Last month, 55 members of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society from across the Cheltenham region visited local engineering firm, Spirax Sarco, for an information event designed to help those living with the neurological condition.

The My MS, My Life event was held at Spirax Sarco’s Charlton House headquarters after the firm generously donated the use of its facilities and the help of six staff, who volunteered to lend a hand on the day of workshops and support sessions.

As well as allowing those living with MS to share their experience with others, the day - which was free of charge for members - also provided ample opportunity to find out about treatments, healthy lifestyles and fatigue management, as well as obtain information on staying in work, welfare benefits and legal planning.

The MS Society is the leading charity for 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. They support people affected by the condition to live independent and fulfilling lives, and are driving innovative research to help find more - and better - treatments.

Attending the event was Rachel Child, 42, from Gloucester, who commented: "The My MS, My Life event really opened my eyes to the wide number of opportunities available - from getting involved in more social activities through realising just how flexible employers can be.

"It’s the social aspect of these events I really enjoy and, it’s thanks to Spirax Sarco that we all descended on Cheltenham, for what was a day of great fun with great people!"

Gemma Matthews, Marketing Communications Manager at Spirax Sarco, said: "The MS Society holds various events throughout the year, on both a regional and national level - helping to bring those suffering with MS, within a given area, together. As the charity relies entirely on donations, it was more than a pleasure to host the My Life, My MS event and donate our facilities and time for the day. We hope individuals that attended the event gained a lot from it and ultimately enjoyed it. We certainly enjoyed having them here."

To find out more about the MS Society, visit www.mssociety.org.uk.

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