PEOPLE with Multiple Sclerosis can find out about the help on offer at a special information day.

The event, at the Abbey Leisure Centre, Pity Me, Durham, on Saturday (November 8th) will offer support and advice as well as complementary therapy and specialist exercise class tasters.

There is concern that many people with MS are unaware of the support services on offer locally. Apart from services offered by health professionals, the centre hosts specialist physiotherapy and gentle exercise classes to try and help sufferers enjoy a better quality of life.

Centre manager Paul Lysaght said: "We want to promote community-based health initiatives by offering rehabilitation services for anyone who needs help and support.

‘’This could be post-operative surgery, GP referral or a huge variety of medical conditions. We offer one to one or group physiotherapy sessions and gentle exercise classes."

The day is being organised by the MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF). Cynthia Atkin, the charity’s funding manager, said: "Sometimes people diagnosed with MS think they can’t take part in exercise any more but we want to let them know how they can and the many benefits the correct classes can bring.

‘’Evidence has shown that exercise with support can help to alleviate some MS symptoms.

" Complementary therapies and gentle exercise classes are all part of the whole range of services that we hope more people will learn about and take part in. "

The day is free and from runs 10am to 4pm . For information call Cynthia Atkin on (01670) 505829 or Abbey Leisure on 0191-301 8301.