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Jan, 2019


Big Thanks to Phillip Preston. Challenge Completed.

5th Jan 2019
5th January 2019

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5th January Phillip Preston’s Winter Mountain Trek
Phillip Preston took on the Winter Fan Dance – a 24km trek up the Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons on 5th January 2019.
He also carried a 42lb rucksack in the depths of winter!
He has already raised an amazing £2000 for the Centre.
Do help him to raise even more if you can via his justgiving link which is:
A very Big Thanks to Phillip!

Dec, 2018


Well Done to Chris Boys 1,000,000 Metres Completed!

31st December 2018
30th December 2018

One year and 1,000,000 metres of indoor rowing later….

…what a challenge…but for Chris Boys our volunteer gym manager, known to many of us, it is even more amazing as he lives with MS.

At the beginning of the year he wanted to embark on something to raise valuable funds for the Samson Centre. Now, 1,000,000 metres later he has finally rowed across the finishing line. Read More in our latest Newsletter

He has raised over £1150 and the total is still rising. Help by donating more Now- click here and go to Chris’s Fundraising Page Online.



A Big Thanks to All for Helping and Supporting our Christmas Fair

10th December 2018

Thank you so much to those of you who came along to our Xmas Fair on Saturday in Milford village hall.

A great team of helpers made this all possible and we raised a very healthy £2300 for the Centre.

We expect this amount to increase further over the next couple of days when we sell off some of the outstanding goodies at the Centre.

Many thanks again to everyone who supported the Fair in any way, by attending, donating items, buying raffle tickets, volunteering on the day, counting the proceeds and of course a big thank you to our very own Santa, Chris!



Big Thanks to The Lovely Ladies from Cranleigh Sunflowers

29th November 2018

These lovely ladies in yellow from Cranleigh Sunflowers running club came in today to present us a cheque for £1200!

They have raised the money over the past year by Pam hosting a coffee morning, Anne running in the Edinburgh Marathon, knitting goodies, to name but a few.

There was an additional £400 on top of the cheque given to us today so these amazing ladies have raised over £1600 for the Centre.

Thank you so much for supporting us.



Recent Award Ceremony at the Centre

13th November 2018

Photos of our volunteers and attendees.

At the recent award ceremony for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

A lovely afternoon for our volunteers recently when the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Gilly and Jim on behalf of all our amazing volunteers.

We could not run the Centre without our very loyal volunteers and it was so lovely to get recognition for them via this very prestigious award.

Follow the links for background information on the award.’s_Award_for_Voluntary_Service




Our New Oxygen Chamber Just Arrived!

24th October 2018


Look what’s been delivered into our new annex today!


Our New Oxygen chamber going in.

Exciting times!



Well Done Team! The Great South Run

23rd October 2018

Paula Emery and her two friends Amanda and Katie completed the Great South Run on Sunday.

All in aid of the Samson Centre for MS – a 10 mile road run in Portsmouth which they thorougly enjoyed. They have raised over £1260 for the Centre – a brilliant result. Thanks so much to Paula, Amanda and Katie.



A New Book About Our Lives at the Centre

10th September 2018

‘Our Lives’, the book about the lives of members, carers, staff  and volunteers of the Samson Centre for MS that we have been eagerly awaiting is now available to purchase, hot off the press,  for £6.


Compiled by one of our members, Karen Willson, it is a wonderful book that highlights the lives of real people brought together by their connection with MS either directly, or indirectly through their attendance, volunteering or work at Samson Centre for MS.
Copies are available from the office at the Centre and all profits from the sale will go directly towards the Samson Centre’s fundraising activities to help
‘Make Samson Stronger’.


More photos of our new annex going up!

10th September 2018


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The Prudential Ride 100. Our Six Brave Riders !

31st July 2018

We had 6 very brave cyclists successfully complete the Pru Ride 100 cycling event.

Dan Gallagher, Daniel Yearsley and his Dad Graham (in first photo), Kevin & Vanessa Drury and Henri Kennedy (in 2nd photo).

Between them they have so far raised just under £5600 which is brilliant!

Thank you so much for enduring the wind and rain on Sunday – a great achievement.

5 out of 6 of our cyclists managed to get their own space in this race via the public ballot.

The public ballot for the 2019 Pru Ride 100 opens on 6 August so if you know anyone who would like to get a place in this great event for next year, do encourage them to enter the public ballot and cycle for us. We also have the option of purchasing one or two spaces in this race.

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Big Thanks to All of Our London 10k Runners!

22nd July 2018







Some of our amazing runners who took part in the British 10k run last Sunday in extreme heat!

We had 44 people running for us this year which is fantastic and so far they have raised £15,000 for the Centre! A brilliant result. Thanks so much to all of you – do let us know if you would like to take part again next year



Shrewsbury Half Marathon. Thanks Christine!

19th June 2018


Christine Preston kindly ran in the Shrewsbury half marathon for the Centre recently and raised over £600.

Thank you so much Christine for your support.


(Photo courtesy of PIC2GO)



The Building of our New Annex has Started.

6th June 2018


The building of our annex has started with ground clearance.

Exciting times!


Photos will be posted to show the progress being made over the coming weeks and months.





The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2018

Thank You to All Our Great Volunteers’

Our amazing volunteers at the Samson Centre for MS have won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. So proud     #QAVS2018

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service accolade is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK and has an equivalent status to an MBE for individuals. The Award is across all regions in the UK. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said:
“Everyone who has received this award should be incredibly proud. Their service, commitment and care has a profoundly positive impact on communities throughout the country and I am delighted they have been recognised with this prestigious award.”

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Sir Martyn Lewis said:
“The recipients of the Queen’s Award are at the very top of a formidable volunteering movement in the UK involving millions of our citizens, and going from strength to strength.”



Thanks to Pam Davies and Anne Brett

24th May 2018

Pam Davies and Anne Brett very kindly put on a coffee morning for tvhe Centre yesterday. So glad the sun was shining for their event! They have raised over £230 with more sales of cakes still continuing so this amount will increase. Thanks so much to Pam and Anne for organising this event for us.





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