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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.



Big Thanks to David Collings @ The Brighton Marathon!

22nd May 2018

David Collings (on the right of this photo) ran in the Brighton marathon in April and has now raised an amazing £3139 for the Centre thanks to his own sponsorship and a very generous donation from his employer. Thanks so much David for doing this for the Samson Centre for MS. We are extremely grateful.



The St Nicolas 9th Scout Group 10k Walk

15th May 2018

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The St Nicolas 9th Scout group took part in the 10km walk from Shalford Park organised by Guildford District Rotary on Sunday. Many thanks to Sara, our Lead Physio for getting the Scouts involved in this walk as they have raised around £500 for the Centre. A really lovely result.



The Brighton Marathon Runners

18th April 2018

A lovely photo from one of our Brighton Marathon runners –

William Parrott who raised an amazing £1832 for the Centre on Sunday.

Our other two runners – Sam Moore and David Collings have raised over £1170 between them – brilliant fundraising by all three runners.

Thank you so much for taking part in this event and raising funds for the Centre.



Thanks to the Allianz Team of Volunteer Helpers

19th March 2018

We had 6 lovely members of staff from Allianz come along on Friday to volunteer their time to help with a wide range of jobs in and around the Centre.

Thank you so much to Lucy and her colleagues from Finance at Allianz in Guildford for being so enthusiastic and helpful on Friday.

Also a big thank you to Dave Kitching (Guildford Waterside Centre Trustee) for coordinating the day and supervising the various jobs.

We would be more than happy to have you back here again some time!



Our 2017 Christmas Fair at the Centre.

11th December 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our Xmas Fair stalls at the Centre this week. We managed to raise an impressive £1870. Many thanks to those who helped on the stalls and for those of you who baked delicious cakes, made marmalade, chutney, donated items for the stalls etc.



Many Thanks to Surrey Police

9th December 2017

At their charity quiz night, Surrey Police recently raised over £600 for the Samson Centre. A great big thank you from all of us.



Big thanks to Lisa, Matt and St. Andrew's Lodge

2nd November 2017

We were lucky enough to receive a cheque for £900 last weekend from Lisa and Matt Stanley as a result of a Masonic Ladies event that was held recently in support of the Samson Centre for MS. Lovely to meet Lisa and Matt and a big thank you goes to St. Andrew’s Lodge in Bedfordshire for holding this event and raising money for our Centre.



Thanks so much to Ellen Love at Watts Gallery in Compton

31st October 2017

Thanks so much to Ellen Love at Watts Gallery in Compton for running a printmaking workshop yesterday for a few of our members and carers. Such a lovely idea and our people really enjoyed their creative arty morning.



Thanks to Gavin Thomas and Graham Jelley!

31st October 2017

Thank you so much to Gavin Thomas who masterminded the One Summer’s Day music event in the summer and raised an amazing £2000 for us and an additional £2000 in match funding from Santander. Also to Graham Jelley, one of our Trustees, whose wife Pene sadly passed away earlier this year and donations in excess of £2700 in her memory were given to the Centre. These sums of money enabled us to purchase an easystand standing frame that one of our members, Jenny, demonstrated today. We are so grateful to Gavin and Graham for supporting the Centre and allowing us to buy this amazing piece of kit to use with some of our members.



'Only Girls Allowed' Event Rocks Again!

17th October 2017

A brilliant evening was had by many ladies on Saturday 14 October at the annual ‘Only girls allowed’ disco. A huge thank you to Megan and Marion Hambly for organising this event along with Paula Emery for selling raffle tickets and Claire Heap and Bridie O’Reilly for decorating Milford village hall. An amazing £1760 was made for the Samson Centre for MS and a donation of £565 was made to the Brain Tumour charity. Clearly a great time was had by all!



New Christmas Card Designs are Here!

10th October 2017

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There is some not so good news and some very good news.

Christmas is coming, sooner than we think
whether we are prepared or not!

But the excellent news is that the Samson Centre’s
Xmas cards are now on sale from the office at the Centre.

To make it even easier for you to choose your pack(s) we have put together a flyer incorporating the designs, pack sizes and prices. Remember that you can share this flyer with friends, family and colleagues and take orders too.

Sales of our Xmas cards raise valuable funds for the Samson Centre, so please feel free to spread the word and the flyer, far and wide.

If anyone needs a jpg of the flyer to share on their facebook page or via email
please let me know and I will gladly email you one over.

Fundraising for the Samson Centre for MS
07751 667645





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