New Year, New Opportunities!

Our January fundraising included two box collections at Tesco’s and a donation from the Masons – Strumble Lodge.

Thank you so much to the Tenby Masons who helped with our recent store collection at Tesco, Pembroke Dock where the generosity of Tesco shoppers raised an amazing £328 for the HOPE Centre and we must also thank the Fishguard Masons who recently presented HOPE with a donation of £500.

Our second Tesco store collection at Milford Haven raised £330, another amazing amount, and we have a third one coming up at Tesco Haverfordwest in February. All this money, as always, will go to support the provision of therapies to our Members.

Thank you to everyone who stopped to chat and gave us their donation.

Sponsored Walk 2018


The Centre had a really nice Xmas Funday last Thursday.  The shared lunch was amazing – so much lovely food, mulled wine, games and a really good raffle with prizes supplied by Capestone Organic, Folly Farm, Torch Theatre, Clerkenhill Adventure Farm and the Co-op Neyland.  We are so lucky to have such local support – our thanks to all of you!

Highlight of the day was the presentations to our Members who had taken part in our 10K Sponsored Walk.  Members had been walking lengths of our parallel bars in our Physiotherapy Room since October and collectively had walked 10 KILOMETERS.   Heather Lewis, Commonwealth Power Walker, who had started our walk on the 1st October returned to finish it for us and present medals and certificates to all our Members who participated.

On Wednesday 19th December presentations were also made by H.O.P.E.’s Physical Therapists Dave Griffiths and Matt Price to Members of the Pembs Parkinsons Group who had also taken part and raised sponsorship money.  

A cheque for £1000 was presented by Matt and Dave to Val George and Kay Kindon of Pembs Parkinsons.

We would like to thank all our Members, and those of Pembs Parkinsons, and their supporters for their commitment over the last 3 months and also Pearce Printers and Jeffreys Jewellers for their sponsorship.


Co-op Community Fund 2018

A huge thank you to all the Co-op customers who chose H.O.P.E. as their Charity in the Co-op Community Fund.   £1513.54 was raised and we recently received a cheque presented by  Co-op Manager Steven Armstrong.  This money is going towards the purchase and installation of a new comprehensive  camera system for our oxygen chamber which because of the specialised environment (ie it will be situated within the pressurised chamber) will cost in the region of £4000.

Great Concert at Folly Farm

Such a lovely concert on Saturday.

Clive Edwards – Compere                                                                                             Clive lives in Whitland and is the Director of Taf Valley Coaches.   He is a member of Whitland Male Voice Choir and has compered some of their concerts.  He has appeared on Noson Lawen on S4C three times and has also recorded three CD’s.          Thank you to Clive who supports many community events for compering our concert. He has a fine voice and sang for us as well as telling jokes.                                        The West Wales Show Choir                                                                                            The Choir was formed in 2015 by a group of young singers who wanted to focus on Musical Theatre and popular styles.   They sang songs from many well known musicals beautifully including a very clever rendition of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”.   Goodwick Brass Band                                                                                                   Reformed in 1987 it now comprises a Senior Band, Junior Band and Community Band – in all over 100 players.  GB National Championship winners, the performance was faultless with the players delivering fantastic, powerful band music, modern and traditional, to the delight of the audience.

Thank you to all the people who supported our Centre by buying tickets, sponsoring the event and volunteering on the night.

Grand Gala Concert

H.O.P.E. MS Therapy Centre is holding a Grand Gala Charity Concert at Folly Farm on Saturday 1st December at 7.00pm, featuring Goodwick Brass Band, the West Wales Show Choir and Clive Edwards. For over 30 years this local Charity has been supporting people with MS and now caters for those with other neurological conditions such as Stroke as well. As well as supporting this, our major fundraiser this year, here is another opportunity to enjoy the award winning Goodwick Brass Band (past UK National Championship winners) along with the relatively newly formed West Wales Show Choir and our great compere Clive Edwards. Can we please ask for your support – the success of this concert will ensure that we are able to continue to support our members with the treatments they need.

Tickets costing £15 may be purchased from VC Gallery and Just Nice – Haverfordwest; PO – Pembroke Dock; Dales Music – Tenby.

Neurological Physiotherapist Vacancy

We are looking for a Chartered Neurological Physiotherapist with current HCPC registration and extensive experience in delivering neurological physiotherapy services. Working as part of a team with support from experienced Technical Instructors this is an opportunity to provide high quality, client led, goal focused rehabilitation to our Members.   Contact us for further info at:

Closing date is the 12th December, 2018.

Pembroke Castle Abseil


Abseiling down Pembroke Castle – raising money for H.O.P.E.

Our thanks to our willing supporters who abseiled down an 80 foot tower at Pembroke Castle.   Sponsorship has brought in £100 so far but more to come.  Congratulations to those who conquered their fears and went for it on behalf of H.O.P.E.

Camrose Vintage Working Day and Little Haven Fundraising Group donations

Our thanks to the Camrose Vintage Working Day committee who awarded H.O.P.E. £750 from the proceeds of their event this year.  H.O.P.E. was one of 13 charities who benefited and we also received the lovely slate plaque above.

In addition we received £500 from the Little Haven Fundraising Group who fundraise all year to be able to give money to local charities and we were privileged to be one of the chosen ones this year.

Thank you both.