Centre News

Covid-19: Centre Closure

As you would expect from us, we are doing the right thing and following the mandate given by the PM last evening. We are closing our doors to you our members with immediate effect and will open them to you as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are so very sorry to let down the people who desperately wanted to continue their oxygen or physiotherapy. I acknowledge that the lack of these therapies may be detrimental and that is why we were desperate to keep going as long as possible.

I still stand behind the fact that the Centre is safe, but unfortunately, I cannot be that certain about any of us humans who may feel well, have no signs, but may still pass it on. That doubt is the breaking point for us.

Staff will keep you updated weekly regarding your Centre and will gladly pass on any ‘good news’ gardening tip or snippets of fab things you’d like to share.  Just email us and we will forward it on, and please could you help us?  Any information we do put out would you please share it with any friendship groups or Facebook friends you have who are Centre Members just in case they do not have access to e-mails.  That would be great.   Thank you.

I am really, really going to miss seeing and bantering with all you fab ladies and cheeky chaps.  But Hey,  see you all soon when we will be better, stronger and chirpier 💜💚💜💙💜💚

Love, hugs and the best of your best health

Julia, Jo, Lynn and Jess

The Centre Team

News: Phil Younge is running the Sheffield Half-Marathon to raise money for us

Phil Younge is running the Sheffield Half-Marathon to raise money for us on Sunday 27th September 2020 (unless postponed to a later date).

Phil explains why…’MS has had a huge impact on my wife Jo, both physically and mentally. As someone who does not have MS, it is incredibly difficult, nigh on impossible, to imagine what my wife experiences on a daily basis. Jo will always have my unwavering admiration for getting out of bed every day, and getting on with life in an unrelentingly positive way.
The treatments that are provided at the Centre are not readily available on the NHS; the staff and the services they provide have been of enormous benefit to my wife and I will be forever indebted to them’.

If you would like to sponsor Phil, please follow the link to his gofundme page or sponsorship could be paid straight into our bank account – sort code 40-52-40, account number 00008236 (reference or description Phil sponsorship).

Thanks so much to Phil, and good luck from all of us!!

News: London Marathon 2020

We have the place – do you have the pace?

We have been granted a coveted Charity place for next year’s iconic London Marathon – Sunday, 26 April 2020.

Sponsorship needed is £2000 minimum.

Do you know anyone who would like to experience this amazing event, take up the challenge and raise sponsorship in support of your Centre?

Please get in touch with us for further details.

News: Rotherham United players often use Oxygen Therapy at the Centre to help their injuries to heal

Rotherham United players often use Oxygen Therapy at the Centre to help their injuries to heal. Paul Gambles, their Head of Medical Services, says…

“Oxygen Treatment is a safe, effective , and non-invasive treatment which can be used for various conditions, gaining considerable attention among sports medicine specialists for its potential to accelerate healing. It has been shown that using o2 therapy in conjunction with physiotherapy can decrease the time taken for injuries to repair meaning that some players are able to return and competitive play earlier than just using physiotherapy alone.”

“Oxygen is an essential substance in the repair of any tissue and the additional O2 provided can improve the repair, particularly of muscle and ligament tears, because the blood supply is often significantly damaged. Fracture healing may be accelerated, and it can help eliminate fatigue and recover stamina, it has also been seen to be beneficial in:

Head injuries and concussion
Spinal cord injuries
Pre-/Post-surgery
General wellness

“Oxygen therapy is taken using an individual oxygen mask, either in a pressure-controlled chamber (as seen in the photo) or at normal pressure depending on the condition.

“Athletes from various disciplines and levels of sport are now starting to use the facility with great results. Vass is just one of many of our players who has been helped by this treatment, with Cheo and Robbo being amongst others to use it this season and last.”

News: Fundraising Auction – Rotherham Utd Signed Shirt

Rotherham United have very generously donated a T-shirt signed by the current team, which we are auctioning off in a ‘blind bid’ auction.
The closing date is Saturday 23rd November and the winner will be announced on Saturday 30th.


Bids can be sent to the Centre via e-mail, by post, or just drop them in (in a sealed envelope please, marked ‘RUFC bid’).

The T-shirt was presented to the Centre recently by Rotherham United player Kyle Vassell.