Machine makes a real difference

A THERAPY centre in Huntingdon has purchased a new machine for its users thanks to a fundraising drive. Users of the MS therapy centre in Mayfield Road have been benefiting from a piece of equipment known as the vibro-gym. The machine, which costs £5,000,

A THERAPY centre in Huntingdon has purchased a new machine for its users thanks to a fundraising drive.

Users of the MS therapy centre in Mayfield Road have been benefiting from a piece of equipment known as the vibro-gym.

The machine, which costs £5,000, helps build bone mass and was paid for thanks to the hard work of a number of different groups.

The RAF bases at Brampton and Wyton raised some of the funds while events held at the centre itself added to the money required for the machine.

The cost was also contributed to by Anthony Stevenson, from Chatteris, who has a friend at the centre. Mr Stevenson raised £1,850 by completing a sponsored marathon.

The centre also purchased a new set of tables and chairs

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Centre manager Zena Betts said: "The vibro-gym has been on our wish list for at least three years and there is no way we could have afforded it without everyone's contributions.

"The machine is good for circulation and muscles and can also be used by people in wheelchairs with cushions.

"It will make a real difference to the users of the centre - a big thank you to everyone who contributed."

INFORMATION: The MS therapy centre at Mayfield Road is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4pm. Anyone wishing to enquire about the centre, or volunteer, can call 01480 458688.

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