Pampering proves popular in sunny Southwick

SCORES of people turned out in the sunshine on Saturday to be pampered and raise money to help sufferers of multiple sclerosis.

The MS Pamper Day held at the Sussex MS Treatment Centre in Croft Avenue, Southwick, was well attended thanks to the glorious weather.



Everything from massages to mini treatments and a market of pampering products was on offer at the event, run by centre volunteer Jeannette Jones, who herself suffers from MS.

“We just try to do different things to raise awareness and funds,” she said, referring to the forthcoming fashion show, to be held on May 15 at Worthing Assembly Hall.

“I do this because people don’t know the centre’s here,” said Jeannette, adding that raising awareness was as crucial as raising funds.

The centre, which costs £2,000 a week to run, caters not only for MS sufferers, but for all neurological conditions including ME, fibromyalgia and strokes.

“I know some people are quite scared to come inside so doing it here neutralises the building,” said Jeannette.

“It’s a way to do nice, fun things and it gives people an insight into how the centre works.”

The event would raised more than £2,200.