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Are you interested in raising money for the Centre and enjoy cycling? Well here's an opportunity to do both with the Nightrider 2018 challenge.

We are needing at least 10 people to sign up for the challenge as part of the West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre charity entry.

What is Nightrider?

Nightrider is a fantastic way to discover a city by bike whilst raising funds for charity. Routes are chosen that will enable you to see all the highlights the city has to offer. There is full support, including medical and mechanical back up, as well as regular break stops throughout the night. Here you'll find snacks, water and toilets. At the halfway point there's tea and cake. And at the finish you can expect a cheer in and a well-earned breakfast and medal.

The route is all on road and is fully sign-posted. You can choose from a 50km or 100km route. Nightrider is designed as a fundraising cycle ride; it is not a sportive and it is not timed.

There are three cities and three dates.

Glasgow 19/20th May

London 9/10th June

Liverpool 14/15th July

Each person needs to be able to raise at least £175 in sponsorship as the cost of the centre entering is £1750 which of course needs to be covered.

If you are interested, get in touch with Joanne as soon as possible so that she can register with Nightrider for a charity place. Joanne can be contacted on 0113 263 7375 or via email  Joanne_ms_rawdon@yahoo.co.uk

If you'd like to see more background to this event and that of previous events see Nightrider

It was with heavy hearts that we learned the news of Martin's passing.

Martin was a very active supporter and volunteer at the Centre. Alongside his many contributions and donations he will be perpetually remembered for his skills in manufacturing games and other diversions for the annual fundraising barbecues.

Martin's funeral will be held at Rawdon Crematorium on Wednesday 18th October at 11:00 am. Following the service there will be  a celebration of Martin's life at Bramley Villagers Club, Broad Lane, Bramley. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Joanne on 0113 263 7375.

Martin's death is a great loss to his family and friends at the Centre and will be greatly missed.

 

Maybe we can thank the unseasonable rains for spurring the good folks of Horsforth to go shopping instead of sunbathing! Whatever the reason, we had a magnificent holiday collection. Many thanks once again to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another £459.44 to our charity collection last Mon/Tue 07/08 August and no little thanks to our trusty collectors too!

Josh and Dan finished the 2017 Tough Guy Challenge.
Fiercely competitive, the brothers had  both the adversity of sibling rivalry and the enormity of the course to overcome. Josh finished the course in 3hsr 37mins whilst Dan came in at 4hrs 10mins.

To get some idea of what the brothers endured click on the link below.

Tough Guy 2017

As Josh points out; despite treating the number of people we do, the centre receives no funding from the government or any large sustained donations, every penny the centre earns is from donations, which is why your generosity is greatly appreciated, especially now more than ever.

The centre used to share a patch of land with a large business which would let us use part of it rent free. But unfortunately that business burnt down and we had to move; the business paid the rent of our new premises for 3 years while the centre got back on its feet. That time has now come to an end and the centre must now fundraise an extra £30,000 a year on top of normal running costs just to keep the centre open.

Hundreds of people every week rely on the centre for treatment and without the generosity of the public, we would not be able to provide the services we currently can. So thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping to keep a brilliant charity going.

With nearly £1000 collected already, help them reach their target of £1500 by donating on their JustGiving page.

Although Dave Butler didn't actually jump out of the aircraft he's more than delighted to be putting the first line on our collection thermometer with his donation of nearly £1,220.

No, Dave's carers - Lee and Loran - did the scary bit by leaping 1800 feet out of a plane attached only by bits of string to a bit of canvas* all in aid of the Centre and it's continuing bid to raise funds.

Their pluck raised over £1,200 and Dave has the honour of marking his mark on the board.

Well done to all concerned and a grateful thanks to all who contributed.

*it was all undertaken with professional supervision and  instruction and approved equipment was used throughout.