A talk by Anna Thomas
On Wednesday, 4th of December, the speaker at the Rotary Club’s lunch was ANNA THOMAS of the MPS Society ( Mucopolysaccharide Disease ), which is the only charity in the UK helping individuals and families living with MPS and related diseases. There are currently over 1500 people of all ages registered with the society, which is based at Repton Place, White Lion Road, Amersham.
Having stated that MPS is caused by a faulty gene which prevents the correct production of an enzyme responsible for the breakdown and recycling in the body’s cells, together with numerous other problems which can cause deterioration in health,, both physical and neurological, Anna described the high level of support that is provided to the members of the society across the UK. There is no financial support from the government.
As one baby is born every eight days which is affected by MPS and related diseases, early diagnosis is required so the child can receive treatment, which also applies to children who develop symptoms into early adulthood. In the meantime support services are being advanced and considerable resources are being applied to medical research.
Rotary, Lions and Workaid combine to fund a project
The three organisations have cooperated to provide equipment for Stony Dean Schooldetails
Club Meeting 19th September 2018
Talk on Wheelpower, induction of new member and presentation of long service awarddetails
5 April 2014 - 33 people tested on ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ Day
Picture shows, left to right: Janeen Hughes, Stroke Association Community co-ordinator Dr Sheila Bray Barbara Cursleydetails
15 January 2014 - Brian Morton's inspiration talk about his life in South Africa - and at Chalfont Valley E-ACT Primary Academy
5 February 2014 - Youth Leader Amelia Godden accepts a cheque on behalf of Chiltern Youth Projects
10 July 2013 - WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton and Head of Finance Nigel Roberts talk about their charity
11 November 2012 - The Club remembers
Remembrance Day wreaths are laid at local Remembrance Day services.details
11 January 2012 - Peter Schweiger on 'Hand-made shoes - from first to last'
Rtn Peter Schweigerdetails
Amersham in Bloom "Design a Flower Bed" Competition - winning entries
Derek Bryant, Allan Childs & Chalmers Cursley, of Amersham Rotary Club, display the winning designs.details
4 January 2012 - Laura Nicholas on 'Thames Valley & Chilterns Air Ambulance Trust'
9 April 2011 - Club hosts Know Your Blood Pressure event
Amersham Rotary Club President Chalmers Cursley has his blood pressure taken.details
11 June 2011 - Little Chalfont Village Day - 'What's in the Sock' Competition Winners and Answers
21 September 2011 - our speaker is Trudi Scrivener, Area Manager of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association
21 January 2012 - another great Variety Show for Senior Citizens
This annual event in Drake Hall, Amersham gives 130 to 150 elderly residents of Amersham a wonderful evening out. As well as a great show, the audience can enjoy free transport, a free glass of sherry, a free raffle ticket and free interval refreshments.details
14 March 2012 - over £1,000 from sale of calendars presented to Iain Rennie Hospice at Home