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Silicone Engineering supports MS sufferers

July 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Earlier this month, Silicone Engineering teamed up with the Royal Navy to help support the South West Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

This was in an attempt to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis disease.

A team of 12 crewmembers from HMS Torbay, a Trafalgar class nuclear submarine, endured a gruelling seven-mile muddy circuit in the Brecon Beacons.

The volunteers were not only tasked with completing the course themselves, but also challenged with carrying wheelchair passenger, Christine Westlake who suffers from MS, safely over a demanding hill course.

Christine said: “The course was very challenging and wet but the team were calm and confident which helped my nerves during the muddy trail.”

The course saw mud, rocks, rivers, steep slopes and other challenging hazards but the team pulled through and completed the course without any unexpected problems.

Silicone Engineering Ltd helped raise up to £1,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre South West. The therapy centre provides therapies, information, advice and support for people living with MS.

Caroline Smith, founder of the charity, said: “We have had a fantastic response from everyone who took part in the challenge and we are very grateful to Silicone Engineering for sponsoring the event.

“The centre is self-funding so we need all the support we can get.”

Paul Kinsella, Managing Director at Silicone Engineering added: “Silicone Engineering is proud to sponsor such a worthy cause and hope the money raised will go on to help others with MS and support the good work that is being done at the Therapy Centre.”

To find out more information about Multiple Sclerosis, please visit www.southwestmscentre.co.uk.

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