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A big thank you to Guildford Lions!

12th February 2020

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A big thank you to Guildford Lions for raising a really helpful £1500 for the Centre from the Hatchlands Run that they organise every year.

We were lucky enough to be their chosen charity for the Hatchlands Run in 2019 and this resulted in a lovely donation today. Many thanks to everyone at the Guildford Lions for your support.



That’s TV South East filming us at the Samson Centre.

6th February 2020

We recently had That’s TV South East here to do a little bit of filming.

The below link takes you to the film that some of you may be interested in.

Watch the Video



Thanks to Guy Williams, The Centriplant Team and The Ratcliffe Trust.

1st February 2020

So today we had a lovely informal gathering for Guy Williams so that he could unveil a plaque to thank him and his colleagues for the refurbishment work they have done on our oxygen chamber.

We would not be where we are today with an operational multi-chamber without the help of folk at Centriplant and a very kind donation from the Ratcliffe Trust.

John Hambly, our Vice-Chairman said a few kind words of thanks to Guy on behalf of everyone at the Samson Centre for MS.



A Very Kind Donation from the Trustees of Care for Guildford.

29th January 2020

Peter, David and Linda from Care for Guildford very kindly presented a cheque for £5,500 today to cover the bulk of the cost of an air cooling system for our large oxygen chamber.

We will need to keep the oxygen chamber cool when the weather gets a bit warmer, so an air cooling system will be hugely appreciated.

A very kind donation from the lovely Trustees of Care for Guildford. Thank you so much.



The Samson Kayakers In Training

27th January 2020

A great session held this morning for the Thursday Samson Kayakers. Huge thanks to Dave again for creating such a fun activity for a few of our members. Brilliant example of collaboration between the Wey Kayak Club and the Samson Centre for MS.



A Big Thanks to the West Surrey Golf Club

26th January 2020

What a day! An incredible £15,600 has been raised by West Surrey Golf Club who kindly supported us last year as their chosen charity.

Pat and Andrew from West Surrey Golf Club presented this amazing donation this morning to John Hambly, our Vice-Chairman.

A massive thank-you to everyone at West Surrey Golf Club for their incredible fundraising for our Centre.



Volunteers Needed

26th November 2019

Please get in touch via if you know anyone who would like to find out more about volunteering as an oxygen chamber operator at the Samson Centre for MS. A half day or more a week or half day a fortnight or ad hoc cover is the time commitment required. Full training is given in our New Bradbury Annexe .We would love to hear from you if you are able to commit to an interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunity with us.



TennisFEST serves up an ACE for the Samson Centre

14th November 2019

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What more fitting way to celebrate West Surrey Tennis Club’s  60th Birthday than with TennisFEST, a Davis Cup style knockout tournament to win the Club’s coveted ‘Charity Cup’. An afternoon of fun and some fast-paced and exciting tennis saw teams of varying abilities competing in a noisy and well supported fundraising event, raising £926 for us here at the Samson Centre for MS.

To mark this special occasion the Tennis Club decided to join forces with its parent West Surrey Golf Club in supporting us. West Surrey Tennis Club’s, Glen Waterfall said, ‘ Our 60th Birthday was a fantastic opportunity for us follow in West Surrey Golf Club’s footsteps and embrace the charity that they have been supporting this year. Our event will ensure that even more money is raised to support local people who are living with Multiple Sclerosis’.

Over 100 members and guests took part in TennisFEST and were watched over by an audience of friends, family and Team-mates. An amazing sum of £926 was raised through proceeds from entry fees, araffle and a barbecue.

If you know anyone who plays tennis, golf or any other team sport remind them that the Samson Centre would welcome their support whether it be for one match or adopting us as their charity of the year.




Only Girls Allowed Fundraiser Successful Event

12th November 2019

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What an amazing result! The disco organised by Megan Hambly last month raised a fantastic £1379 for the Samson Centre!


An additional £700 was raised for the Brain Tumour Charity – another great cause.

Thanks so much to Megan and all those lovely ladies who supported this event. A great night was clearly had by all!



Tim and his team pick up the Trophy....

9th October 2019

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Although Surrey Police Headquarters at Mount Browne regularly hold quiz evenings in aid of the Samson Centre for MS, their recent one was a very special event indeed.

Not only did it raise £600 for the Centre but the winning team, out of a strong field of 18 teams, included Tim Barrett a Samson Centre for MS member.

Tim guided his team to victory and the prestigious trophy too, fuelled on brains or ‘watching many tv quizzes’ as Tim puts it himself, and a curry supper that was enjoyed by all.

We are proud of Tim for being a winner, with the help of daytime tv quizzes or not and thank Surrey Police once again, for supporting us in this way.



Our Chairman Retires.....

26th September 2019

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Well Done to Our High Flyers Crew

20th September 2019

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You will remember that Chris Boys and his crew were flying high for the Samson Centre recently. All in a good cause, all to raise valuable funds.

Even though at the eleventh hour two of his crew were swapped out, the team went on to complete their challenge.

The Team:- Chris BoysJames GregoryHilary BirkinshawAllan McDonaldClaire Dean, Dean HemmingsShaun LeakeVicky Corner

However, there is good news and not such good news to report.

The good news is that they have raised over £1,200 for us to date.

The not so good news is that Chris dislocated his shoulder during his I Fly – a painful and distressing experience which resulted in him being taken to hospital by ambulance. A big “Thank You” to the crew for undertaking this Skydive and all of us at the Samson Centre wish Chris well.

If you would like to donate to their fundraising efforts, it is not too late. It would no doubt lift Chris’s spirits while he is nursing his injury and it will also help even more people who are living with MS.



Many Thanks to Nick and Brendan Moore

18th September 2019

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Nick and Brendan Moore

Completed the London to Brighton bike race on Sunday on a very hot day and raised a lovely £662 for the Centre.


Thanks so much to Nick and Brendan for supporting the Samson Centre for MS in this way and taking on this great challenge.



The Bradbury Annexe

13th September 2019

The New Bradbury Annexe

The Bradbury Annexe

The 4th September was a day of great celebration when the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux officially opened the ‘Bradbury Annexe’, a new wing of the Guildford Waterside Centre building.

Members, users, staff, Trustees and volunteers of the Samson Centre  together with Trustees from the Guildford Waterside Centre gathered to welcome supporters of this £800,000 plus project, including Hugh Inman UK representative of the Bradbury Foundation which provided the largest single donation of £150,000 towards the costs.

Access to this additional space will  help the Samson Centre to deliver more oxygen therapy treatments with the operation of our multi-person chamber as well as introducing non-physical therapies in the newly created Lecture/Meeting room.




Big thanks to all 33 amazing runners who took part in the London 10k

23rd July 2019

We had 33 amazing runners take part in the London 10k on Sunday and so far they have raised a fantastic £9000 for the Samson Centre for MS! Thank you so much to all our lovely runners for taking part in this great event.





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