The Salisbury & District MS Society will welcome world champion, Wiltshire-based paralympian Stephanie Millward MBE to its focus day event, which takes place on 15 April.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was 17, Stephanie won gold at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Living in Wiltshire, Stephanie wants to help the people of Salisbury and the wider area, she said: “I am really looking forward to coming to the focus day to meet people in Salisbury affected by multiple sclerosis.
“I love telling my story and I really enjoy hearing other people’s stories and experiences. I will bring my Paralympic medals and the Olympic Torch for everyone to see and hold. It will be a great day for everyone.”
The society is especially keen to encourage young people in the area who have been diagnosed with MS to come and meet Stephanie and to hear how she overcame worries and fears to be a champion.
Other speakers on the day will include Tania Burge, MS Trust’s head of Health Professional Programmes, who will talk about the trust’s health professional programme and in particular the success of its Advanced MS Champion scheme, which provides person-centred care for people with advanced MS.
Dr Claire Winchester will talk more broadly about the work of the MS Trust and MS Society’s head of Research, Jacqui Ann Hadley will share the society’s latest research.
The event will take place from 10am to 3pm at the White Hart Hotel, St John’s Street, Salisbury.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ms-focus-day-2023-salisbury-and-district-tickets-576481530777