Posted: Wed 1st Jan 2020

A big year for Saltney based Neuro Therapy Centre as the charity gets set to celebrate its 35th anniversary

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 1st, 2020

The Neuro Therapy Centre, based in Saltney, will be celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2020 – with lots of events and fundraising ideas throughout the year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The charity was first formed in 1985 to support people with MS by offering Oxygen Therapy – its four founders were people who either had the condition or were Carers of people with the condition. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Over the years it has expanded its support into a wide range of therapies including physiotherapy, gym facilities and counselling, as well as a social space where people can meet and support each other. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In 2011 the Centre also increased the number of conditions it supports to embrace a wider range of neurological conditions including Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromylagia, Motor Neurone Disease and ME. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


 “The Centre has evolved over the years and we make sure that we keep embracing change to meet the needs of people with neurological conditions and their Carers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The inspiration of our four founding members is always with us and ensures that we continue to provide a professional and friendly service to those who need us,” said Jane Johnston-Cree, Centre Director at the Neuro Therapy Centre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The long-term degenerative conditions we support can stop people in their tracks, leaving them without hope and having to change their lives dramatically. We are here to encourage and support a life after diagnosis and the supportive nature and caring atmosphere at our Centre shines through – it’s the first thing that people notice when they walk through the door.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The Centre will be using its anniversary year to raise awareness of its work throughout the region, across North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 Jane added: “We are the only Centre of our kind in this region, so it is important that we reach as many people as we can who can benefit from our services. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Therefore, we are encouraging everyone that can help us spread the word about our services to do so – whether that be employers supporting their employees, partner organisations, GPs and friends and neighbours. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We want 2020 to be a landmark year for the Centre and we’re keen to hear from anyone that can support us.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The charity has also planned several fundraising events to mark the special year, two of which start in January. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Centre is encouraging people to get sponsored to give up their bad habits for the month of January and join them in taking part in their ‘Banuary’ campaign. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’re excited to hear what people are going to give up,” said Shannah Goodrick, Events and Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Neuro Therapy Centre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Chocolate is a popular one so far along with alcohol, we’ve also heard mention of people being tempted to give up Netflix binges for the month. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Whatever people choose it’s great to know that they can use this opportunity to raise funds for our work and perhaps it may even lead to a permanent lifestyle change.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The Centre’s second fundraising campaign to start in January will be their ‘Virtual Voyage’ where people can sign-up to ‘travel’ part of the distance between the Centre and Tokyo in time for the launch of the Paralympics on 25th August. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’re really excited about this one,” said Shannah. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


“The distance is 5897 miles, so it’s going to be quite a challenge, but with as many people as possible contributing to cover the distance I’m sure we’ll make it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

People can choose how they wish to take part whether that is through swimming, walking, running, rowing, cycling or something else.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 The Centre also has plans including a golf day, charity auction, and their largest ever fashion show during their celebration year – with more to be announced. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 People wanting to find out more about the Neuro Therapy Centre, its services, or its fundraising events can visit the Neuro Therapy Centre’s website or call 01244 678619. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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