NMSTC copyThe Nottingham Hoods are very pleased to announce their partnership with the charity Nottingham Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (NMSTC), for the rest of the 2012-13 and the 2013-14 season.

NMSTC will become the Hoods main title sponsor in a bid for the club to increase awareness of the disease and the great work the Therapy Centres do to help, not just people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but also those with all manner of conditions. There will be collections at all home games and any sponsored events the Hoods players take part in will be in aid of the charity.

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK alone by attacking the central nervous system. No one knows the cause and there is not yet a cure but research is progressing fast. The NMSTC provides a range of alternative therapies to people with MS, other neurological conditions and sports injuries. These therapies include Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT), physiotherapy, massage and reflexology.

Hoods Marketing Manager, Bruce Lauder, who was instrumental in setting up the partnership said, “It was important for us as a club to have a chosen charity to work with and on behalf of. We felt it was a good opportunity for the club to give something back to the community and so started looking for local, smaller charities that we felt strongly enough as a club to support. My family has been affected by MS, as have those of other members of the club, so it was the ideal charity to begin discussions with and we were thrilled when they came on board.”

GM Lee English added, “The oxygen chambers are incredible. They can significantly reduce recovery times for all manner of injuries and illnesses with just a few sessions. I am so pleased to give them our support and hope we can help make a difference and raise more funds for this very good cause.”

As part of the deal, the NMSTC kindly provided the Hoods with matchday polo shirts for the players to wear to their games, advertising the centre along with a smart key on their backs to download the app. Centre Manager Maureen Mangan said, “We are delighted to have been approached the Hoods, it is vital to the continuing development and success of our Centre to have the support of local organisations and business as well as from individuals. We look forward to a long and happy partnership with them and wish them success in their games. Anyone unfortunate enough to be injured whilst playing can, of course, benefit from our hyperbaric oxygen chambers to speed their recovery!”

More information on the centre and their work can be found at www.mstherapycentrenotts.co.uk