Tag Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

Golfers tee-off in first pan disabled open tournament

Thursday, 01 August 2013

MORE than 60 golfers with disabilities flocked to High Barnet on Monday for the UK’s first ever pan-disabled Open Golf tournament.

Taking a swing: One golfer taking part

The event organised by The Golf Trust, an inclusive golfing charity, was held at The Shire London golf course in St Albans Road and brought together disabled golfers of all ages and abilities including amputees, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s sufferers, stroke survivors, blind, deaf and visually impaired people, as well as golf enthusiasts with learning difficulties.

MS hope from 'off-the-shelf' drugs

MS hope from ‘off-the-shelf’ drugs

 MS can cause problems with walking and balance

Existing drugs for motor neurone disease, asthma and heart disease are being tested as possible treatments for advanced multiple sclerosis (MS).

About 500 people with late-stage MS are to enrol in clinical trials in England and Scotland to see if three common drugs can slow disease progression.

Research suggests the medicines may protect the brain from further damage.

There is currently no treatment for secondary progressive MS, a form of the disease marked by increased disability.

About 100,000 people are living with MS in the UK. Symptoms include problems with walking, balance, speech, vision and extreme fatigue.

Norfolk: Leonard Chesire Disability’s Cycle Event will raise funds for a great cause


Ride at Norfolk’s Sandringham Estate will provide a family day out and will raise funds for a great cause

Cycle Together Sandringham will take place on Sunday, June 23 to raise money for respite hotel Park House Hotel.

Organised by national disability charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, the event will see hundreds of cyclists take to the picturesque roads around north-west Norfolk, taking in recognisable landmarks including Sandringham Estate, Holkham and Houghton Halls and Bircham Windmill.