MEMBERS, volunteers and staff from the Multiple Sclerosis Support Centre had a fantastic three days at the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival over the Easter Weekend.
This year is the 25th Anniversary of the setting up of the centre which is based in Saltney, and as the adopted charity of the festival it was an opportunity to raise the profile of MS and of the work that goes on at the centre, and also to raise valuable funds.
The key message was healthy living and positive lifestyles. This reinforces the therapies and other services delivered by the centre and reflects the aim of the Chester Food and Drink Festival to showcase the best of Chester.
Jane Johnston Cree, head of therapies at the MS Support Centre, said: “The festival is a wonderful event for us – it’s great for us to be able to talk to so many people about what we do and, we hope, access more people with MS.”
The highlight of the weekend for the centre was a cooking demonstration by member, Trustee and former chef Barry Thomas, who rustled up a feast of Chirk Fishery smoked trout followed by pan fried filet of Welsh lamb.
Barry has had MS for the past 10 years, but it doesn’t stop him doing the things he loves.