Monday, 26 September 2016

Yvonne Parks steps down as BMSTC Chair and into our new Events and Community Fundraiser post!

We are delighted to welcome Yvonne to our staff team and wish her the best of luck! 
A message to you from Yvonne:
"My names Yvonne Parks, some of you may already know me or seen me around the centre over the years. I have been involved with the BMSTC since 2008 having been diagnosed with MS in December 2007.

Firstly, I became a member of the centre in February 2008 and attend the centre for oxygen therapy twice a week and physiotherapy when required. Over the years I have helped with fund raising and supported our members and fund raisers by attending charity events such as the Reading marathon, rugby events, street collections and charity dinners, with help at the street collections from my two dogs Alfie & Molly, who have their own MS Therapy Centre tabards and have actually helped to increase my collection rate.

After a few years I was honoured to be asked to join the board of trustees, who do a great job in keeping the centres best interest at heart. Having been in this role for over 5 years, in 2015 I was even more delighted to be asked to become chairman of the centre and took over from Ian Languish at this year’s AGM.

In August 2016 the part time role of Community Fund Raiser became available, for which I applied and delighted to say, was successful. I looked at this as an opportunity to become more involved with fund raising along with Sam and her team and to use my skills to add to the great work the team already do on a day to day basis. Due to being successful with my application unfortunately, my time as chairman was very short lived and I had to resigned.

However, I feel very excited about my new position which starts on Monday 26th September 2016, I see this as a great opportunity to help and support the already successful team at the BMSTC.
My family and I feel passionately about supporting the centre, not just because of my diagnosis but for all of you too, we are all in this together and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work with you all and meeting you all more on a daily basis.

Best wishes for great future
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday
Yvonne"