If you are helping someone with MS who lives within the Bournemouth and District branch area, then this is where you will find information for you.
There are regular events organised to give carers a break – check out the events page for further details.
If you have any suggestions for other events our carers’ may be interested in or you would like to be added to the carers’ email list please contact me Shirley Worner by email or tel. 07740473207
MS Carers Segway Event – July 2015
One Saturday in July nine of us met up at Upton Country Park to ride on a Segway (a motorised scooter that uses gyroscopes to remain upright and is controlled by the direction in which the rider leans.). There was a mixture of ages and genders which was great to see.
We were all given a health and safety talk before hand and then guided around a short trial course. Once we had mastered the basics we trailed around the park. It was a bit unnerving as you have to lean forward to move forward, back for back and so on. We all thorough enjoyed it and it was good to see everyone in high spirits. We rounded off the event with lunch in the tea room talking about when are we going to do this activity again.
Here are some quote for those who participated:
“New experience in travel – good fun and exercise’
“What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning! Fresh air, wonderful people and the a feeling that I do still count as a person. I highly recommend joining the group to get involved in our next adventure!”
“Had a great time, sometimes if you don’t try new things you don’t know what you are missing”
“Was brilliant fun and a really good group of people to do it with. Lot’s of laughs followed by tea and cake. Great way to spend a Saturday morning”
“It was an achievable experience that was exhilarating and great fun”