Therapy sessions in Rotherham for people with multiple sclerosis have been saved after fundraisers collected cash for a new state-of-the-art robotic chair.
Sessions at South Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Catcliffe, were under threat due to a lack of suitable equipment.
But thanks to the £900 raised by Sheffield Half Marathon runners Phil Meekin and Abby Worsnip, a new podochair and plinth has been delivered.
Lynne Foster, centre manager, said: “Because of a lack of equipment, our foot health practitioner was considering having to stop holding sessions at the centre.
“This specialist kit, which is very user-friendly, is exactly what we needed. We are absolutely thrilled with it, as are our members.
“Losing this service would have been a real loss to the members who find this therapy invaluable. We are extremely grateful to all our fundraisers - Abby and Phil’s donation has made a real difference.”
The centre offers non-intrusive, holistic, complementary therapies as well as practical mutual support to people with MS and other neurological conditions, their families and carers.