Life-changing equipment can be bought by a local charity thanks to a generous donation of £2,332 from the members of the Dacre Masonic Lodge in Letchworth.
The Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth (by Sainsbury’s superstore) offers APS Pain Reduction Therapy for anyone suffering pain. This treatment can dramatically reduce pain for people with MS and other conditions such as Fibromyalgia, CFS, ME or arthritic pain. It also helps people with headache, arthritic pain, diabetic pain in feet and other long term pain conditions. This amazing donation means that the Centre can now afford to buy its own APS machine.
Mark Hamblin was the driving force behind this huge fundraising effort. He said: “We lost a very close friend to MS last year – Jane Phooko. She was only 38 when she died, having been diagnosed with MS at the age of 22. Jane had the rarest type of MS. Her systems steadily got worse and she hardly experienced any remission periods at all. So, as a culmination of my year as Master of Dacre Lodge, we chose to hold the Masonic Ladies Festival in our garden in Barley, where we raised money through raffles and a silent auction of items kindly donated by the other members of the Lodge. On top of this, there were many donations throughout the year by the generous members and visitors to Dacre Lodge. We decided to donate this money locally in memory of Jane.”
Mark Boscher, Chief Executive of the Herts MS Therapy Centre received the Masons’ cheque from Mark Hamblin. He explained: ”We are very grateful for this kind donation from Mark and his fellow Masons. We are hosting an Open Day on 16th April to show how we can help people fight fatigue and pain. Now that we can buy our own machine, we can help even more people to reduce their pain and change their lives. Anyone can request a free trial – you simply need to give us a call.”
To find out more about APS Pain Reduction Therapy or to arrange a free trail, call Mark or Claire on 01462 684214.