MS group forced to close its doors

The MS Society Branch for Dunoon and District support group has had to close its doors after being unable to form a viable committee.
The MS Society Branch for Dunoon and District support group has had to close its doors after being unable to form a viable committee.

A group set up to support those with Multiple Sclerosis has been forced to close its doors after being unable to meet the demands of charity regulations.

For the last three years, the MS Society Branch for Dunoon and District has been operating as a support group only, as a result of difficulties in putting together a viable committee. As the group is unable to distribute funds locally without a committee in place, the group has sadly been forced to close.

In a statement the branch said: “We have decided to continue meeting on a casual basis as a social group only. We will meet monthly on the first Monday of the month from 10.30am at Walkers coffee shop in Dunoon. Anyone with MS or an association with MS will still be most welcome to join us for coffee and a chat.

“Thank you to everyone who has given their support to the group for so many years, especially to all the valiant fundraisers and the ever-generous public. All residual funds are being sent to Edinburgh to be divided equally between grants and research.”

Applications for grants or requests for advice should be directed to the MS Society Headquarters, Edinburgh on 0131 335 4050.