‘Sing your heart out’

Cheque presentation at The Mitchell Group

The team at the Neuro Therapy Centre were delighted when the Mitchell Group chose to support the Centre through their annual ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ event.

Katherine Robinson, a member of the Neuro Therapy Centre and a Mitchell Mazda customer approached the company, initially for sponsorship of the Flashmob event that she was organising in aid of the Centre. The Mitchell Group sponsored the t-shirts and leaflets for the Centre’s Flashmob that was held on 26 November in Chester, which raised £1700.

Katherine started attending the Neuro Therapy Centre in 2016 to seek support and therapies to help her deal with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Her previous career as a dance teacher and choreographer inspired her to use these skills to raise funds for the Centre.

“My health means I have become ineffective as a performer, unreliable as an employee and it has forced me to give up my career. My condition causes widespread, complex pain and extreme fatigue. The Centre is a lifeline and without it I would be isolated, locked inside my condition and without hope. By providing physiotherapy it focuses on helping people like me come to terms with our conditions and learn how to adapt and cope. I’m starting to rebuild my life and use my skills whilst managing my fatigue and pain. This is why I wanted to give something back,” she explained.

The Mitchell Group also decided to select the Neuro Therapy Centre as the charity to support for their tenth Christmas customer ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ event. As part of the event, Katherine choreographed a dance routine performed to a soloist singer and she was interviewed by David Roberts, so that she could explain to the audience how she benefits from visiting the Centre.

Over £3400 was raised at the event which was presented to Katherine and Alison Mowlem, the Neuro Therapy Centre’s Community Fundraiser.

Jane-Johnston-Cree, Centre Manager of the Neuro Therapy Centre was thrilled to have the support of the Mitchell Group. “We were really pleased to hear that we had been selected as a beneficiary this year.  We support people from across the region who have a wide range of neurological conditions, so a lot of people rely on our services to manage their conditions. It is great to have such local support. Together these two events have raised over £5000, all down to people’s generosity and Katherine’s enthusiasm.”

The Neuro Therapy Centre supports people with neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson’s, ME and MND, and their carers from across Cheshire, North Wales and the Wirral.