The charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, provides help and practical therapies such as physiotherapy, complementary therapies and oxygen therapy as well as emotional support and advice for those living with MS in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Malcolm Chisholm, Labour MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, said: “I am delighted to have been asked to be patron of this superb Centre which provides such an invaluable service to people with MS in Edinburgh and further afield. Having spoken to many people who use the Centre I know how incredibly important it is to have these services readily available and I shall do everything I can to promote and support the Centre.”
Nancy Campbell, Operations Manager at the Centre, said: “We’re delighted to have Mr Chisholm on board. The charity has been helping people with MS for 30 years and it’s the only place of its kind in the Lothians and surrounding regions.
“Scotland has the highest incidence of MS in the world and we currently support around 200 people through a range of therapies including hyberbaric oxygen therapy which greatly relieves the symptoms.”
To mark the charity’s anniversary, a fundraising dinner will be held on 19th September at the Edinburgh’s Minto Hotel. Tickets for the dinner are £40 which includes a three course meal, wine, live music (from the 80s to the present day), close-up magic, raffle and silent auction.
To buy tickets please visit www.mstc-lothian.org.uk