Govan move for MS charity that provides vital services

Iain Morrison, chief executive, Revive MS Support.
Iain Morrison, chief executive, Revive MS Support.

A charity which many afflicted by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) depend upon for the numerous services it provides is moving to Govan.

Revive MS Support, which provides vital therapy, advice and support to people affected by MS in the heart of communities across the West of Scotland, is to relocate from its cramped premises in Maryhill, to a larger, fit-for-purpose facility in Govan.

The forthcoming relocation marks the success of Revive’s campaign to raise the extra £1.5million needed to fund the relocation and to develop further the charity at its new state-of-the-art premises at Pavilion 7, in the area’s Moorpark Court..

Easily accessible from the M8 and just two miles from The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the new centre’s facilities include a large café area; gym; meeting/group room; hyberbaric oxygen therapy unit and seven spacious therapy rooms.

Iain Morrison, chief executive, Revive MS Support, said: “For a number of years we have seen a steady increase in the number of people living with MS that want to access our services, either at our centre in Maryhill, or our various outreach clinics across the West of Scotland.

“We realised that in order to better serve these needs we would need more space than our current centre is able to offer. We decided that a larger building would help us to reduce our current waiting times and give us room to develop our services.

Paul Butler, a service user, told The Extra: “Attending Revive means that I get help with the many daily aspects of living with MS, a service that’s not provided elsewhere.

“It’s benefitted me and my family too, and it’s great news that once the new centre opens that Revive will continue to support us and many new clients too.”

The relocation has been made possible with support from The Robertson Trust; NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde; RS Macdonald Charitable Trust; Henry Smith Charity; Clothworkers’ Foundation; Hugh Fraser Foundation and Wolfson Foundation.