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February 2018 NEWSLETTER 01985 217728


Kapunda Open Gardens – Sunday 18th March 2pm to 4pm

This year’s magnificent display of hellebores is taking place on the 18th March at Kapunda, South Stoke, Bath. BA2 5SH this is a wonderful afternoon out in the garden of one of Bath’s famous mock Castles situated just off the A36 on the approach to Bath. The Open garden is a £5 entrance and we will be running the cake and tea and coffee stall. This means we need all the cakes you can bake! Tori has put a cake list on the front desk and we ask that all and any cakes are with us by the Friday 16th March. Everyone is invited to the open garden and everyone is asked to contribute to the cake sale…


Mayor of Warminster invites you to his Curry Night on Tuesday 6th March at 6pm

Rob Fry, the current Mayor of Warminster has chosen the Centre as one of his charities of the year and is hosting a curry night in March. It is being held at The AGRA, 32 East Street, Warminster, BA12 9BN. The invite says ‘Enjoy three courses banquet style plus coffee for £20 per head. £10 will be donated to the Mayors chosen charities’. The AGRA serves soft drinks only so you can bring your own alcohol. To book telephone the AGRA on 01985 212715 (there are at least two steps going into the restaurant which would make this not accessible for wheelchair users.


Castle Combe Racing Circuit – The Centre has been chosen as their partnership charity!

We had a very exciting meeting with Tom Davis at Castle Combe Racing Circuit last week and we will be able to run a stand at seven events throughout 2018. We will also be handing out leaflets and doing a bucket collection at the end of each event. This is a great way to spread awareness and raise funds. The seven dates are Sat 7th April, Sat 12th May, Sat 2nd June, Sat 7th July, Sat 8th Sept, Sat 22nd Sept and Sat 29th Sept. We are in need of volunteers to help on these dates and it is a great day out. Access is OK and there are wheelchair accessible toilets near to our stand. We are in particular need of help on Sat 7th April, Sat 2nd June, Sat 7th July and Sat 29th Sept. You will be given a free pass for the day and it is normally over by about 4pm. Any offers of help would be very much appreciated.


Saturday Help Needed in our Three Horseshoes Charity Shop – ASAP

We are urgently looking for some help in our lovely shop in The Horseshoes Mall in the centre now Warminster.  Saturdays are usually nice and busy and the day whizzes by….and you meet all sorts of people whilst raising funds for our Centre.  Ideally, we would like one – or two – people to fill the slot on a regular basis but any help, perhaps once a month? would be great!  Please contact Carol Coates at the Centre 01985 217728

Bath Half Marathon – Sunday 4th March 11am start

We have a team of 13 runners who are taking part in the Bath Half Marathon on Sun 4th March.  You can visit the Local Giving Site to find their sponsorship pages.  We also have Simon Hulbert’s niece and nephew, Emelia (7) and Oliver (5) running in the fun run at the marathon raising funds for the Centre. We will have a Cheering Station outside Green park, quite close to Sainsbury’s, do come and join us if you are in town and can find us.


Massage Therapy

Massage is accessible to everyone and will be tailored to suit your needs. We can comfortably accommodate members who use wheelchairs.  Massage appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Bespoke Aromatherapy oil blends used with relaxation and deep tissue massage techniques to:- – unlock tight muscles, restore flexibility, improve circulation and refresh the body and mind. Hot Stone massage therapy treatments also available on a Friday morning, and also take-home oil blends including bespoke shower gels, pulse point oils and body creams.

Contact Jen for more information and to book your appointment or leave a message for Jen at reception and she will give you a call. Mob – 07966 302333


Give as you Live –  Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,200 top stores (including Amazon, John Lewis, e-bay) and raise free funds for charity that the Therapy Centre is registered with. Just visit the website at and every time you want to buy something on line go through the Give As You Live website and you will be raising money for the Centre.

Physiotherapy spaces – we do have a couple of slots available if you want some physiotherapy (for member with MS only). Please ask Sarah or Rosie to complete a referral form.

Tori’s leaving lunch – Thursday 22nd February.

Our fantastic Community Fundraiser, Tori Alison, is leaving for pastures new and we will having a celebration lunch with a cream tea (and some cheesey scones, Tori’s favourite) on Thursday 22nd Feb. Everyone is invited.


Please note that we will be asking all of our members to sign a new registration form, because of the changes to data protection, when you renew your annual membership in January.

Due to changes with our gift aid system we are now charging £13.00 for each therapy (£18 for non-MS) and £18.00 for massage therapy (£23.00 for non-MS).

We want to encourage our members to set up a standing order to pay donations through our bank rather than through our reception desk. We would really appreciate your cooperation.


NB – Do not park in the college near the therapy centre – £100 fines are given out regulalry


Hypnotherapy - Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is designed to help you feel calmer, more in control and generally happier!   Fiona Robinson – 07801 436633

Bowen – a holistic, non-invasive ‘hands on – hands off’ therapy. Offering relief from pain and symptoms for many health conditions. Contact – Tina Bosley – 01985 301074

Reflexology – Relax and rewind with this deeply comforting treatment. Bev 01985 217728 

Massage Therapy – Give those muscles a wake up and relax…call Jen on 07966302333

Intensive Massage/Hot Stone Therapy (90 minutes) –call Jen on 07966302333

Kinesiology – Kinesiology can help to increase energy, improve mobility, boost mood, reduce pain, ease digestive disorders, identify food intolerances and nutritional deficiencies, and lots more. Contact Caroline Metz directly on 07515739681

Counselling – For emotional support call Lisa 07805 623153 and make that appointment

Pedicure and Foot Treatments.  Toe nails cut and treated, foot soak, foot and lower leg massage. Also callouses and any other foot problems treated. Please call Mary to book an appointment on 07917030832

Yoga – Wednesday 5pm to 6.30pm – Tina Bosely – 01985 301074


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