HUNDREDS of members, friends and supporters have helped raise nearly £3,000 for the Wessex MS Therapy Centre at Warminster.

They attended the Centre's Stockton Garden Party and fun dog show fundraising event on Sunday, June 30 which netted £2,955 for the organisation.

The charity is a lifeline of support for hundreds of people in the area and regularly holds fundraising events in and around Warminster.

Rosie Eliot, Centre Director said: ‘We had a wonderful afternoon with over 500 people coming along to enjoy the gardens and dog show.

"Thanks must go out to all the volunteers who helped on the day and a very big thank you to Nick Jenkins and his family for allowing us to use their beautiful garden and chapel to host our garden party. We all had a wonderful time and the sun shone all afternoon."

The event was staged on one of the hottest days of the year so far in perfect weather conditions.

Mrs Eliot added: "It was a very busy afternoon on the Sunday and over 500 people came for the day. Many thanks to those who brought in cakes and tombola prizes - and to the lovely Pat who organised the dog show, which was a great success."

The MS Therapy Centre offers physical, emotional, practical and social support for people with Multiple Sclerosis their families and carers.

The Centre also has two large hyperbaric chambers running oxygen therapy up to eight times a day and accommodates other conditions such as cancer, sports injury, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Motor Neurone Disease and strokes.