Following Professor Anthony Wards recent visit to STING (Staffordshire’s Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group) based in Stone, he has recognised the centre as a valuable resource and support centre to MS sufferers, their families and indeed any individuals with a neurological condition.
The centre and members are delighted with his seal of approval.
Professor Ward; a leading rehabilitation consultant at a North Staffordshire community hospital has been named as the 2015 recipient of a prestigious, international medical award. The nomination is the latest international recognition which Professor Ward and his colleagues at the North Staffordshire Rehabilitation Centre, based at Haywood Hospital, has received for innovation, service and developing international education.
He is recognised throughout the world for his vision and pioneering work with Botulinum Toxin, and so his recent visit to the Centre to see for himself the good work going on there, locally was welcomed by everyone at STING and anticipated with much excitement.
Professor Ward fully appreciated the community atmosphere, practical and up to date information readily available (and of course a nice cup of earl grey)!
Only last year STING formerly know has SAMS were told by MS-UK that ALL REGIONAL funding was to be withdrawn, with immediate effect and they were closing the place down, taking with them the charity number. This is making fund raising very difficult to say the least; it has been catastrophic for the charity.
STING is about supporting individuals (and their families) suffering from any neurological condition not just MS, and we are, through pure determination, grit and some local support. Now with Professor Wards seal of approval it could be full steam ahead but critical funds are required if the group are to survive.
CAN YOU HELP?
The group now desperately needs support in the form of sponsorship from local businesses if they are to continue this good work.
If any business out there could make an annual or monthly contribution no matter how small, you would be helping the centre survive.
Please go on to Localgiving.com enter Sting and give what you can.
Alternatively contact Mike Clayton on 07976 972 778.