About Us Video – and why we need your continued Support!
The Samson Centre for MS was founded in 1992 by John Hambly and a loyal team of trustees and supporters. John had been recently diagnosed with MS and wanted to create a place where people could get the specialist support they needed locally.
Today the Samson Centre has over 170 members of all ages. Most members come to the centre twice a week, taking part in gym classes, physiotherapy sessions and oxygen therapy.
Our mission statement is as follows: The Samson Centre for MS enables people living with multiple sclerosis to remain as active as possible by providing the physiotherapy, exercise and oxygen therapy they need in a supportive and welcoming environment. Our Values are self help, being a responsible member of our local community, helping others whenever possible and embracing technology.
Exercise helps people with MS to manage their symptoms, keeping them mobile and their muscles moving. For lots of people, oxygen therapy can also help to relieve some symptoms of MS. The Samson Centre is also important socially – it’s a place where people with MS and their carers can meet, spend time and support each other.
In one year we provide:
- over 3,500 sessions of physiotherapy
- 4,000 exercise classes
- 2,500 sessions of oxygen therapy
- copious amounts of tea, biscuits and chat!
The Samson Centre is funded entirely by voluntary donations – we need to raise over £275,000 a year to keep the centre going. Learn how you can donate or fundraise to make sure we can keep supporting people with MS. .