Retford District MS Society Triathlon

by | 2 June 2019 | Retford, Support Group

Retford District Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group is making great progress towards raising funds for two essential pieces of exercise equipment that will help the rehabilitation and management of patients in Bassetlaw with neurological conditions or nerve damage, such as MS, Parkinson’s and those who have suffered a stroke. It is estimated at any one time, there will be over 700 patients in Bassetlaw who could benefit from this equipment.

The group is currently seeking two sponsors to help fund the purchase of two Active-Passive Oxycycles, for use by patients attending the NHS Neurological Rehab Team based in Retford Hospital. The equipment helps patients to keep their arms and legs moving with gentle repetitive actions, which re-enforces and restores vital neurological pathways to the brain.

On 16th June, you might see ‘MSer’ Vince Kay cycling 100 miles between Retford and Hull, in a bright orange cycling shirt — please give him a cheer if you see him. On the following Sunday 23rd June, you will see a number of orange T shirts walking around Clumber Park and also swimming 25 lengths of the pool at Retford Leisure Centre. The courage and commitment of this local group to support each other and take care of themselves is key to their own quality of life and their families and sets a wonderful example to the rest of us who often take our bodies for granted.

If you would like to support the fundraising for this special re-hab equipment or would like to know more about the group, please email retford@mssociety.org.uk.