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Charity needs new home after blaze

AN OXYGEN therapy centre which is a “lifeline” for people with serious illnesses must move permanently after a factory fire.

Managers at the West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre in Leeds are desperately seeking new premises.

The charity was based at Airedale International Air Conditioning in Rawdon, which was ravaged in a blaze last year. Although the centre was not damaged, the charity must move out because of work to rebuild the factory.

The firm has agreed to pay the charity’s rent for two years, but the search is on for a suitable building.

The centre’s hyperbaric oxygen chambers allow users to breathe pure oxygen, which people suffering from MS, stroke, cerebral palsy and autism can find beneficial.

Manager Joanne Goodwin said: “It’s a total lifeline for a lot of people and we don’t have the option to close permanently.”

Airedale HR Director Steve Joyce said: “Since the fire, we have worked hard to secure the future for Airedale and to maintain our support for the centre.”

Anyone who can help with the search should contact 0113 250 4528, 07961 445559 or log on to mstherapy.org.uk/mstherapy.

 

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