At our centre in Essex, Josephs Court, our clients have been busy getting organised, and have created a Social Group! If you live in Essex you can come along and join the fun!
Hi I’m Keith from the Social Group!
On Tuesday 12 April we held our first coffee morning at King’s Café in Stanway, Colchester. About 20 people turned up including those with MS, carers, friends and family and gave us all the chance to meet new friends and chat over a cuppa.
A member of the group even got approached by a lady in the cafe who is affected by MS and was interested in meeting others in the same situation as her. After a chat she was most interested in learning about MS-UK, and will be coming along to our next gathering.
Most of us stayed for lunch and finally got away after 4 hours of laughter and putting the world to rights. Everyone gave positive feedback on a much needed get together, and it was mentioned that any bright ideas for future events could be put into the suggestion box in Josephs Court.
Overall it was a successful get together and has brought fellow MSers closer together, giving them the confidence to mix with people with a similar condition and know that there are groups and charities out there offering help.
King’s Café proved to be a great venue, easily accessible and with plenty of space. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the menu reasonably priced. We have decided to return there for our next coffee morning and would like to invite you all to join us – the more the merrier….and laughter really is the best medicine!
Next coffee morning will be held on Thursday 12 May…
Also this month, we have been discussing ideas for a summer get together for friends and family. Plans are currently in the pipeline for a Family Barbecue to be held in August. We will share updates in the Josephs Court e-newsletter, which goes to all of the clients at Josephs Court each month.
As always, we’d love to hear any of your suggestions for enjoyable activities that can help us all make the most of today and live life to the full! Please put your ideas in the suggestion box at Josephs Court.
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