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2 May 2010, 06:00
A therapy centre, based in Letchworth, which helps people with multiple sclerosis has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries in a national community competition and could be in line for a £10,000 makeover.
The Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre is one of nine community projects from across the country being voted for by the public to win a much-needed transformation.
And now they need votes from the people of Letchworth.
Mark Boscher is the Centre Manager and he’s been telling Heart how the £10,000 makeover will help the centre:
“It means we are going to have better chairs and tables and an attractive environment. So when people are sitting down having a cup of tea, talking with their friends, its going to be a much more much pleasant atmosphere and that is like good therapy too, that’s like good medicine aswel.
“We help over 200 people here and 7,500 people come through the doors over the course of the year which gives us lots of ware and tear. We have great therapies but we have a very sad, run down lounge that needs some help to make it friendly and attractive.
“We want a centre that is clean, modern and fun that will make people with MS feel more valued. It would be great to get the local community behind the project and really make a difference to our visitors.”
The centre is used for physiotherapy, oxygen treatment, chiropody, chiropractic massage, yoga, reflexology, art classes and counselling. The centre offer therapies that the NHS cannot provide and delivers 7,500 therapies per year.
To help Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy centre secure the makeover, visit www.lovehome.co.uk/transform to vote before 19th May.
The winning project will be announced on 23rd May and will be transformed by early June.