Glasgow charity takes The Next Step for MS with new Centre for Excellence
Revive MS Support, a Glasgow charity dedicated to helping people affected by Multiple Sclerosis has today (Tuesday 16th June) launched a fundraising campaign as it gears up to move into a £1m world-class facility in the city next Spring.
Currently based in Maryhill, Revive MS Support has unveiled plans to move to a new purpose-designed therapy and rehabilitation centre in Govan and #thenextstep campaign is aiming to raise £1.5million to enable the charity to continue providing and developing vital services to those affected by MS over the next 2 years.
The new centre will provide a space almost double its current capacity allowing the charity to expand its current therapy and support services as well as becoming a centre for innovation, training and excellence for the wider community and health sector.
Scotland has the highest prevalence of MS in the world with approximately one in 450 people affected, and Revive currently supports 2000 people affected by MS across the West of Scotland as well as families, carers and health professionals.
Iain Morrison, CEO of Revive MS Support, said: “For 30 years Revive has been a lifeline for people affected by MS, a condition which can have completely different symptoms and effects on the lives of each individual.
“Our new facility and The Next Step campaign will help Revive evolve into a model organisation, strengthening partnerships across the community, health sector and beyond to raise awareness and continue generating the financial support upon which the charity completely depends.”
Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health Jamie Hepburn MSP also attended the launch event along with NHS representatives and service users in order to raise awareness of MS and highlight existing support within the community.