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MSRRF Service Provision:

MS Research and Relief Fund is growing very quickly with regard to both service provision and Service Users. For the benefit of new Service Users it seems a good time to give an overview of the charity’s work.

MS Research and Relief Fund is a national registered charity based at Benmar house in Morpeth, Northumberland. The charity provides financial to people affected by MS living anywhere in the UK. Grants may be awarded towards the purchase of Aids, adaptations, holidays, respite care etc.

Awards are sometimes made for items or services that may not be directly related to a persons MS but which still improve their quality of life. The charity will also consider grant applications from groups who provide support and services for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Application forms can be downloaded and printed from our website: or by contacting Dave Farham at Benmar House.

The charity can provide information on MS and related matters such as treatments, benefits, housing etc. Give us a call at Benmar if you require any information or advice.

MS Research and Relief Fund provides various services for people affected by MS, free of charge at locations in the North East of England.


In Morpeth services for people affected by MS are provided at Benmar House. Services at Benmar
House include:

  • Complementary Therapies,
  • Tai Chi,
  • Seated Exercise Classes,
  • Personal Training,
  • Toning Machines,
  • Moto-Med exercise machines
  • Vibrogym.
  • Yoga and Relaxation classes
  • Art group
  • MS Nurse and Continence Nurse appointments

Benmar House, Morpeth

Jarrow/South Tyneside

Millenium Phab Club MSRRF services in South Tyneside are at the Millennium Phab Club in Jarrow. These are available every Wednesday between 10am and 3pm. Services include: Complementary  Therapies, occasional outings,  presentations, coffee bar and luncheon club.


Berwick upon Tweed

MSRRF is working with Northumberland Care Trust, Northumberland NHS Trust and the Berwick and Eastern Borders MS Society to provide services on the second and fourth  Monday of every month from 5.30pm at Berwick Day Hospital.

Services provided at Berwick are:

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Presentations/talks
  • Access to MS Specialist Nurse Jane Metcalfe
  • Advice and information on MS and related issues
  • Opportunity to socialise with other people affected by MS

Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Research and Relief Fund is working with the Community MS Team to provide
Complementary Therapies, for people affected by MS, at Walkergate Park Hospital on
Tuesday mornings. The charity also works with the MS Society to provide a seated
exercise class at the Lemington Centre every Thursday afternoon.


Abbey Leisure Centre


Services in Durham are provided from 9.30am until 1.00pm every Tuesday at the Abbey Leisure Centre every Monday, Thursday and Friday morning at Belmont Parish Hall and every Tuesday morning at Peterlee Healthworks in Easington Colliery.

Services in Durham include:

  • Pilates,
  • Complementary Therapies,
  • One to one physiotherapy sessions,
  • Acessible exercise classes
  • Yoga
  • Moto-Med exercise machine
  • Social forums


MSRRF is working with the Northumbria Health Care NHS  Foundation Trust and Hexham and District Branch MS Society in Tynedale to provide Complementary Therapies every second Friday in the Patient Centre of Hexham General Hospital. herapies are available between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

For more details or to book an appointment at any of our centres give us a ring on 01670 505829.

Please note our services are subject to change please give us a call at Benmar House to check availability.


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