The Samson Centre, based in Guildford, Surrey, was set up for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by people with MS. The charity provides essential services not available through the NHS and without Government funding. Initially the charity operated from a local village hall and their original oxygen chamber was installed in a volunteer’s garage!

Since then, as a result of some very determined fund raising, they have managed to build a purpose-built centre which is shared with local sports clubs and societies.

Apart from physiotherapy, gym sessions and oxygen therapy, the Samson Centre provides an important social role as well. My brother-in-law suffers with MS and has found the centre to be a safe place where people with MS can share their stories and support one another, together with their carers, friends and loved ones. It’s made him realise that he is not alone with the disease which is a great comfort, both to him and us.