The MS Support Centre is supporting Self Care Week 2013, which runs from 18 - 24 November.
Self Care is about being knowledgeable about your health and taking measures to stay well. This year’s theme is “Self Care for Life – Take Control” and the intention is to raise people’s awareness of how they can take control of their health, and ultimately take control of their life.
During the week our Twitter and Facebook pages will be full of helpful healthy tips and there will also be a dedicated display on Self Care Week at the Centre. As part of the week a Self Care Day is also being held in Ellesmere Port Civic Centre on Tuesday 19th November from 10am until 2pm. At this event people will be able to discuss their health questions, have their blood pressure taken and learn how a pharmacist can help with minor health issues.
Self Care for Life means eating properly, taking regular exercise and looking after symptoms of common everyday illness. It is also about taking control and recognising when to self care and when to seek advice, and to know where that advice should come from. Can the local pharmacist help or is a visit to the surgery needed?
We hope people will get involved to learn how to improve their health and their family’s health.
You can also find out more about how to Self Care for Life and take control by visiting www.nhs.uk/selfcare.
Lindsey, Sally and Kate (aka the Blister Sisters) have raised the fabulous amount of over £2000 for the Centre. They took part in the Thames Path Challenge last month and completed it in a great time of 10 and three quarter hours. Read more about their success at http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/126636/mold-fundraisers-step-out-to-raise-cash-for-charity.aspx
Also Dave Lee from St. Helen’s, Merseyside travelled to the Cholmondeley Estate near Malpas, Cheshire at the weekend to take part in the hardcore challenge Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is a 12 mile obstacle course which has been designed by ex marines and involves completing a series of challenges which include mud, ice, fire, barbed wire, high walls and electric shocks. The course tests all around strength, stamina, determination, and camaraderie to the maximum.
Dave has raised nearly £600 for the Centre after choosing to raise money for us as the centre helps his partner’s mother and he is aware of what challenges she and many others have to face on a daily basis having MS. To support him visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davelee
We’d like to say well done and a huge thank you to all participants – your efforts really do make all the difference to the work of the Centre.
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