Meet the Trustees
The Centre has a wonderful Trustee Committee which provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to help ensure our long-term future.
Members of the Centre elect Trustees at our AGM. All Trustees are volunteers and do not receive payment; each Trustee’s term of office is three years, and each may only serve for two consecutive terms.
Jeremy Ridout (Chair)
Jeremy (Jerry) has attended the Centre for the last few years having been diagnosed in October 2007.
“After I was diagnosed with MS, I found the NHS offered no treatment for the condition, so I found myself feeling a bit let down. It was a relief to find the Harrow MS Therapy Centre because I started to receive regular physiotherapy and oxygen therapy, which made me feel that something was being done to help me.
“I was concerned to find out that the Centre runs at a loss and decided to use my business knowledge to try to raise funds to help reduce the deficit, so became chair of the Fundraising Committee. I recently became Chair of the Trustees Committee and look forward to working with the other Trustees to improve the financial situation of the Centre.”
Bijal Patel (Member)
“As an MS sufferer myself I have been very inspired by the good nature and positiveness in all those who attend the Centre but most particularly those who assist and work in this environment.
They remain true to the purpose of providing treatments to those who attend the Centre, ensuring that all therapies are available to those who need them.
A very happy and welcoming atmosphere exists but at the same time those attending for treatment are given the utmost dignity.”
Jane Perry (Member)
“I’ve been coming to the centre for HDOT for 20 years and I firmly believe that, as a result, I look pretty much to be in the same nick as I was when I started; though unfortunately I don’t still look 31!
I ran this year’s London Marathon for the centre raising £3550 – thanks to all who sponsored me. I could not have done it without you!
And I wouldn’t’ have been able to run at all without Harrow M.S Therapy Centre.
So I think it fair to say that being a trustee and on the fundraising committee is, for me, about paying back a little of what I owe the centre: though being able to run is priceless.”