Last Friday, students trooped into school wearing their own clothes, turning the site into a parade of colour in support of a local charity, the Chilterns MS Centre (CMSC) in Wendover. Having raised over £280 in the cake sale on Thursday, the overwhelming support for the cause was obvious. The CMSC has developed close links with our school in the past and does very important work within our local community. Open to all that are affected by MS, the charity provides a variety of effective treatments.

They offer support to 500 people each week, with over 330 people receiving regular treatment to help them deal with the varying symptoms of MS. The Centre takes holistic care seriously, providing physiotherapists as well as hydrotherapy, acupuncture and oxygen therapy to aid those affected by the condition. Massages are also available, allowing members to relax and consequently improve mental health.

Along with the counsellors and other services available for members with MS and their families, the communal atmosphere within the centre is what makes the organisation such a key part of society, and why our school is proud to support it. Working within the wider community, the centre raises awareness of the disease and which symptoms to look out for, differentiating it amongst other common diseases.

I would like to thank Mrs Cornelius for her help in organising the day, and for providing an insight into how important the MS centre is to her personally and raising awareness of the condition during her assemblies in the previous week.