MS therapy centre given a £1500 boost

A CENTRE which helps people suffering from multiple sclerosis has been given a four-figure donation from Leith Rotary Club.

The £1500 raised through a sponsored dragon boat race will be used to refresh ageing physiotherapy equipment at the MS Therapy Centre in Leith.

The centre, which has more than 200 members throughout Edinburgh, Fife, the Lothians and the Borders, helps those with multiple sclerosis by providing practical therapies such as oxygen therapy, as well as emotional support and advice.

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Ian Webster, a member of Leith Rotary Club, said: “We organised a dragon boat event at Leith Docks some months ago which raised money for local and national charities.

“We chose to donate to the MS Therapy Centre as they are based in Leith, not far from our club and having spoken to some of the members, we felt that it was a charity which gives real practical help and is well deserving of a donation.”

Katharine Jackson, operational manager at the MS Therapy Centre said: “It costs around £180,000 per year to run the centre and we rely on donations such as this.”