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MS-UK are fundraising for a new FES bike

MS-UK are fundraising for a new FES bike

Why we need your help

MS-UK are raising money to fund a new Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike for its wellness centre Josephs Court in Colchester, Essex.

What is an FES bike?

An FES bike creates patterned movement of the arms or legs, enabling the muscles to work and perform active cycling even if the client has lost voluntary control of those muscles.

Please watch this video to find out more

What are the benefits of an FES bike for someone with multiple sclerosis?

  • Relaxes muscle spasms
  • Prevents or delays disuse atrophy
  • Increases the local blood circulation
  • Maintains or increases the range of motion
  • Maintains bone density

Why do we need one?

The FES bike is excellent for people with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions to gain movement in muscles that they may not have the function to exercise themselves.

At Josephs Court we have been using an FES bike to help our clients regain some strength and fitness in their legs and muscles. However the machine is 20 years old, the software regularly fails and the arm crank doesn't work. This means the system doesn't work as well as it could and the machine doesn't provide a benefit for the upper body.

We are now fundraising to help buy a new bike so we can once again provide the service to our clients.

20,510.80

raised towards 22,500.00 target

20510.80
22500.00

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Supporters

John Birkett

John Birkett's fundraising page

275.00
Kayleigh Carr

Kayleigh Carr's fundraising page

400.00
Dennis Cullen

Dennis Cullen's fundraising page

580.80
MS-UK Josephs Court

MS-UK Josephs Court's fundraising page

265.00
Judy Sexton

Judy Sexton's fundraising page

650.00

May 10, 2020

Jay - Mobile Gym Fitness

I keep missing your events so I got up this morning and put myself through a 5K run in the heat. Let me know when you need any assistance at any events in Colchester or on-line. Take care and keep safe. @jay_MobileGymFitness

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 25, 2017

Jeremy McWhinney

Good luck for cyclothon

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Sep 25, 2017

Andy

10.00

91

Total raised so far

20,510.80

Total plus Gift Aid 20,993.30

Direct donations

70.00

Raised offline 18,485.80

Fundraising pages

1,955.00

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