A Stratford-upon-Avon group that helps local people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has said a cash boost will “help no end” in providing vital support and information to sufferers.
The Stratford-Upon-Avon branch of the MS Society helps people that have MS by providing information, emotional and financial support, as well as monthly meetings in Stratford-upon-Avon and across South Warwickshire.
The meetings provide those with the condition the opportunity to share experiences in a friendly atmosphere and help each other deal with the condition.
Paul Vaughan, Treasurer of the group said, the donation of £1,000 would be used to help sufferers access physiotherapy, crucial information and financial support. It will also be used to help those who care for someone with MS.
“We rely on public donations to continue, so this donation will help us no end,” he said.
“It will help us provide funding that can be used to help sufferers or those looking after someone who has the condition. This, for example, could be by providing funding for a sufferer to have physiotherapy, or to provide respite care for someone with the condition so that their carers or family can have a holiday.”
Guy Whitmore a Wealth Management Consultant at Rhodes Wealth Management Ltd., which is a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management said he was delighted to present the money to the society on behalf of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
“Societies like this are often little-known, but provide huge amounts of support to local communities,” he said.
“It’s great to help them continue their work.”
The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps communities across the UK and abroad by providing grants of up to £1m. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. The foundation aims to support smaller, local charities, and to date, has raised more than £75m. Last year, the foundation donated £11m in grants.