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Sainsbury's Guildford Local Charity of the Year

2nd August 2016
Charity of the Year

Local Charity of the Year

Many thanks to Sainsbury’s in Guildford High Street for supporting us as their local charity of the year. Jackie met with Leah, Allan and David from the store and we are looking forward to working with them, and others over the coming months as well as collecting in the store and welcoming them to our centre. With enormous thanks for your generous support which is so valuable in enabling sufferers to live a fulfilling life with their MS.



Our physios doing the assault course challenge

10th July 2016

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Having completed the 1km Military Assault Course Challenge last year, it was time to ramp up the pressure for the 2016 Challenge. As we know four of our very own Physios (including Linda who has recently left) stormed their way across not a 1km but a 3km Challenge this year. Before the girls arrived, little did they know that Denice assisted in her mission by the ex-Military course leaders had plans afoot to extend the course, push them harder and make their journey through the course not only three times longer than the previous one but both tougher, meaner and scarier than they knew possible.

But that said, Caroline, Linda, Claire and Jude showed true girl power and resilience as they jumped into murky ditches that completely swamped them, crawled through long, low, blacked out water filled tunnels, climbed trucks, high fence walls and tyre towers, navigated through barbed wire obstacles, swung down ropes, climbed cargo nets and steep slippery banks and swum through what can only be described as mud baths. They concentrated, chanted and sung their way round to help ‘Make Samson Stronger’, all for the people that they treat, day in, day out all of the people who they have become attached to, who they have come to know and admire and who are themselves facing the daily challenges of living with multiple sclerosis.

Before they started the course Denice knew that the girls were well on their way to raising £2,000 and what an amazing thing to be able to spur them on. And spur them on it did as they worked their way round the toughest course yet as a team, constantly helping each other, constantly looking after and out for each other just as they do at the Centre. Incredible women, incredible team, incredible result as they confronted personal fears, met new challenges head on and all for the very people who need them most.

A big thank you to all members and supporters who have already contributed but remember there is still time to visit Jackie’s just giving page by clicking the picture above to make a donation and to help our physios to do what they do best – helping people with multiple sclerosis and who themselves are unable to do all the things that these four wonderful girls, wonderful women did today in the name of the ‘Samson Centre for MS’.



Eagle Radio Listen to Jackie's Podcast

9th January 2016
Eagle Radio Podcast by The Samson Centre for MS

Jackie Payne from the Centre talks to Eagle Radio

Jackie Payne, Centre Manager at the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis in Guildford, spoke to Eagle Radio about the centre, which offers those with the disease physiotherapy, exercise, neuro health classes, oxygen therapy and an all-round happy atmosphere. Jackie also discusses how people can get involved with the charity and upcoming fundraising events.

Follow This Link to Listen to Jackie..
eagle-extra-2016-01-06.mp3 (18.39 MB, 8:02)



Many thanks to Stephen Braham from the Round Table Lodge of Middlesex

22nd December 2015

imageMany thanks to Stephen Braham from the Round Table Lodge of Middlesex for visiting us recently  and very kindly handing us a donation of £500 from the Lodge.

Very much appreciated.



Rotary Club of Guildford and Kolkata Rotarians in Calcutta

19th December 2015

imageSee the recent presentation of equipment to the The Samson Centre for MS by the Rotary Foundation sponsored by the Kolkata Rotarians of Calcutta. With a live Skype link to the Centre.

Arranged and hosted by the Rotary Club of Guildford at The Samson Centre for MS.

Watch the presentation video on YouTube.



A record £3,385 raised at this year's Xmas Fair

11th December 2015



Thank you so much to all those who helped or attended the Xmas Fair at the Clockhouse in Milford.

We raised a brilliant £3,385.26 – a record!

A lovely day, great new venue and a great result to boot!


Many thanks again.



Thanks so much to the Guildford Lions!

11th December 2015



Thanks so much to the Guildford Lions for the £3000 cheque today as a result of the Stoke Park fireworks event that they organised.

It was always going to be a fantastic show and well worth going to see.

A torchlight procession left the Guildhall in Guildford High Street at 7.30 and arrived in Stoke Park at 8.15. A great event for a great cause.



Dr Donald Dean Physiotherapists at The Samson Centre

5th December 2015

Dr Donald Dean Physiotherapists at the Samson Centre


The naming of our physiotherapists as the Dr Donald Dean Physiotherapists at the Samson Centre for MS is a fitting tribute to an extremely kind gentleman from Virginia Water who cared about people and wanted to leave a legacy to continue to help others.

He asked that his estate went to assisting charitable causes. His legacy has indeed helped many charities.

In life, MS was a disease close to his heart and with that in mind the Samson Centre for MS has been given the amazing gift of a £150,000 donation.

When we are able to complete our new Counselling and Lecture Suite that too will assume his name in recognition of the generosity and kindness bestowed upon us.


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An Evening with Michael Owen

20th November 2015

Michael Owen and Ian DarkeWe all had a great evening at the Cobham Hilton on Thursday 19th December with guest speakers Michael Owen and Peter Brackley. More than 160 people had a marvellous night as well as being incredibly generous in the raffle, quiz and auction, raising in total over £10,000. We had a delicious dinner followed by a hilarious speech by Peter Brackley, then a fascinating session when Ian Darke questioned Michael Owen about his career and also his subsequent training of racehorses.

Michael Owen was both charming and very interesting whilst Ian Darke did a brilliant job in both interviewing Michael and compering the whole evening. Peter Brackley was really funny and was incredibly impressive in his ability to run a very lucrative auction. Enormous thanks are due to Liz Darke who both organised and ran the evening so smoothly and successfully which was so appreciated by everyone who attended.



The Samson Centre Lottery- Help us and "Sign Up"

18th November 2015

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For just £1 per week you will be allocated a unique six digit Unity lottery number. You can purchase more than one entry if you wish. Every Saturday, lucky winners are selected at random and the prize cheques posted directly to you. Join our recruitment campaign now! We need to keep growing the number of subscribers. Click on the above image to find out how!



Mother and Daughter Disco

15th November 2015

Mother and Daughter DiscoLooks like everyone had a great fundraising night.

Dancing the night away raised over £1000 for us.

I’ve only just noticed you in the photo John! Somehow I think you might have had a great night too? I suppose someone has to do the hard jobs 🙂



Many Thanks to The Occam Singers

15th November 2015

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The Occam Singers who Jackie, our Centre Manager sings with, had another very successful concert at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford.


They raised over £2,500 for us.

Thanks to everyone who took part!



Thanks to Clive Noel and all our Fundraisers!

28th September 2015
Clive Noel

Clive Noel on the Prudential 100 ride

   A big thanks to Clive Noel following his recent Pru 100 ride for the Samson Centre.

   The attached photo shows him flashing past the finishing post.

   Clive actually led the peloton for the early part of the race which would have been great if his Samson top had actually fitted him 🙂

   Clive has now completed 4 different fundraising rides for us, and, as recognition of his continued efforts, we just thought a special thank you was in order!

   Keep up the good work Clive, we really do need fundraisers like you!


   Ready to Start Fundraising Yourself?



Lunch on Sunday 9 August at the Samson Centre

13th August 2015

Samson lunch front


About 40 people attended a lunch at the centre on Sunday 9th August.

It was a lovely lunch enjoyed by everybody there with the recipes supplied by Claire and Nev which follows the OMS diet they use.

Many thanks are due to both Claire and Nev along with Linda, Liz, Katie, Denice and Jackie who all did a marvellous job in both preparing and serving the meal.



Should you wish to see the menu and recipes then please Click here.



The Countess of Wessex opens our new physiotherapy rooms

8th July 2015

countess openingWe were delighted that the Countess of Wessex came to open our new physiotherapy suites on Tuesday 7 July. Although we would have liked all members to attend we could only invite a few due to our space constraints. It was a lovely day for all those who attended and is a great facility for all the members to enjoy by both providing new physiotherapy rooms and also freeing up more space in the Hall for group classes.

The picture shows Robin Bannister, one of our members, showing the Countess of Wessex how he uses the standing frame along with the Wii Fit with two of our physiotherapists, Caroline and Helen.

The Countess also saw our members using the Motormed exercise bike, having physiotherapy, taking part in an exercise class and using a the rowing machine. In addition the Countess met some of our volunteers as well as a few of our donors who represented the enormous number of people and organisations to whom we are most grateful for helping us raise the money to both continue functioning as well as extending the centre.






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