Croydon resident Monica Ryan felt passionately that improved access to physiotherapy was key to helping a person manage their MS.

Monica RyanLadies holding collecting tins outside Purley SainsburysOur new Neuro sign!
  • 1986

    In 1986, the group started on a small scale providing a single exercise class specifically tailored for people with MS. Right from the start, the class was run by a physiotherapist with a specialism in neurology.

  • 1992

    In April 1992 the group opened a regular weekly exercise and yoga class in Ward C5 of Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children in Carshalton. Attendance increased and by October of the same year a second venue (6 Morland Road Croydon) was added for people to attend on Wednesday evenings.

  • 1995

    The group were on the look out for permanent premises. Grants from both the Bridge House and Bradbury Charitable Trusts enabled the group to purchase the freehold of a fully accessible property in Coulsdon. The organisation was incorporated as a registered charity in February 1995.

  • 2002

    Attendance had increased to such an extent that it was evident more space was needed. With £100,000 from the Bradbury Foundation and the Bridge House Trust the charity was able to extend their existing space and expand class capacity.

  • 2014

    A Friday morning class was added to those already on offer which meant that the Centre was now operational throughout the working week.

  • 2019

    Charity was renamed to recognise the vision and contribution of founder Monica Ryan.

  • 2023

    Charity was renamed to to add 'Neuro' to the name to encompass other neurological conditions with similar requirements that will benefit from the Centre's facilities and enhance it's services.

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