Talbot Village Trust has donated a grant of £11,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Bournemouth to fund the extension of its day centre.


The grant giving charity provided the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society with the funds required to construct a much-needed extension onto the original Osborne Day Centre. The centre is used regularly as a meeting place for people with MS, their carers and volunteers. Members of the society also have access to physiotherapy, yoga and hairdressing facilities at the centre. The new extension has created the space for a private consulting room which is available to provide confidential one-to-one support.


A disabled toilet has also been constructed within the extension, due to the growing number of people that use the centre on a weekly basis.


Rod Slip, chairman of the MS Society Bournemouth, said: “We are so thankful to the Trust for choosing to donate to the centre and allow us to construct our extension. Before this project began we were restricted on the activities which we could host, but now we have the extra space to strengthen our support services and activities offering.”


Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added: “As a Trust we are always looking to support charities, big and small, that play an integral role in the community. It has been so interesting to learn about MS Society Bournemouth and the essential work they carry out for people with MS in Dorset.”


Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the end of January 2019. Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.orgfor more information.