On Tuesday 28th February, Mandy from our Wakefield branch represented Clark & Partners at the local MDSG meeting in Wrenthorpe.
Clark & Partners wish to share their appreciation and thanks for accommodating us and the wonderful article written by Mr Ferrari about the day:
MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP – WAKEFIELD LOCAL GROUP
MEETING HELD ON 28 FEBRUARY 2017
The Wakefield Local Group held their latest get together on Tuesday 28 February, taking part in Rare Disease day. After welcoming everyone to the meeting, and fortifying everyone with tea and cake, Pauline introduced Mandy Taylor from Clark and Partners, a local family run business.
Clark and Partners offer a wide range of disability aids to daily living, and Mandy had brought along lots of things for people to see and try out. She gave lots of information on their specialist assessment process, along with smaller pieces of equipment that can be bought from the store or catalogue.
It was a very interactive session and everyone thanked Mandy for her input and suggestions. The photographs show Amelia, granddaughter of Jack and Jeanette who are members of MDSG, presenting some flowers to Mandy on behalf of the whole group. You can also see the group getting ‘hands on’ with some of the equipment brought by Mandy.
There was then a good opportunity for everyone to catch up and share stories. John had recently been on a fact finding visit to a specialist holiday centre in Southport, run by a company called Revitalise. He told the group how impressed he was with what was on offer, and some brochures were brought back for the local group members to peruse at their leisure.
Pauline took the opportunity to remind guests to return their subscriptions, and to say how beneficial it was to attend the annual conference. Should financial help be needed to attend the conference, guests could approach the office in Nottingham for more details on how travel and accommodation costs might be supported.
The group will meet again in the summer, before the school holidays. Pauline would like to thank everyone who came along and would love to see any new faces at the next gathering.
For anyone interested, the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group – Wakefield, meet three to four times a year in Wrenthorpe, on the outskirts of Wakefield. The MDSG website has lots of information about Myotonic Dystrophy along with contact details of their Head Office, plus local contact names.