Benmar House is MS Research and Relief Fund's registered office and is the main centre of our operations. Open Monday to Friday, Complementary Therapies, Gym and exercise classes are all offered here throughout the week.
In addition to this, Benmar House is also home to MSRRF's main office, from where all of the Charity’s administration, grant and fundraising activities operate.
Benmar House is MSRRF's primary centre and is also home to our full-time members of staff, including the charity's management staff, fundraising department and grants applications staff, as well as our wealth of self-employed fitness instructors and therapists. This is our main base of operations and we run exercise sessions, therapies and classes from Monday to Friday every week.
We offer a wide range of Complementary Therapies that can help ease the symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
We offer a wide range of fitness activities in order to increase strength, health and mobility in our service users with MS. From toning equipment and Motomed exercise bikes to Tai Chi and Seated Yoga, there's something for every ability and every taste.
We recently went live on Facebook for the first time to give a tour of Benmar House, taking a look at the facilities and services we offer at our primary centre. You can view the tour below, led by fundraising manager Dan Nelson and featuring information from exercise instructor Leah Hall and therapist Amanda Logan.
Available in 45 minute appointments (30 minutes for carers).
Available in 60 minute appointments (30 minutes for Vibrogym).
All of the classes offered at Benmar House - including the Art Group and Mindfulness for Carers - run on set timetables and are bookable by appointment only. We are in the process of creating new classes for both service users and carers and these will be added to the timetable in due course.
The first Wednesday of every month, we are joined by an MS Specialist Nurse and a Continence Nurse who are able to give consultations and professional advice to people with MS. Appointments are for MSRRF registered service users only.
All of the services we provide are free of charge and are available to both people with MS and their primary carers. To benefit from our services, we will require a referral from your GP.
Address: Benmar House, Choppington Road, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2HX
Please note that some Satellite Navigation systems will direct you onto the residential section of Choppington Road, through which there is no vehicular access to Benmar House. The entrance to Benmar House is directly off the A196 and is shared by Benmar House and Collingwood School.
Head for Morpeth town centre & follow the signs for the Railway Station. Stay on the A192 up the hill and under the stone railway bridge until you reach a large roundabout (locally known as Stobhill Roundabout).
Take the first exit onto the A196 Choppington, Guidepost road, after approximately 200yds take the 2nd left into the grounds of Collingwood School, then turn immediately left into our car park.
If using the A1, take the off ramp signposted for Morpeth (B1337) and follow the road through Clifton until you reach a roundabout. Go straight over (2nd exit) and continue following the road over a mini roundabout, passing the Sun Inn on your left, until you come to another mini roundabout at the bottom of the Station Bank. Take the 3rd exit, (A192), and go up the hill and under the stone railway bridge. Stay on that road until you reach another roundabout (Stobhill Roundabout). Take the first exit onto the A196 Choppington, Guidepost, road, after approximately 200yds take the 2nd left, into the grounds of Collingwood School, then turn immediately left into our car park.
If you travel using the A192, take the 3rd exit at the Stobhill roundabout onto the A196 Choppington, Guidepost road, after approx 200yds take the 2nd left into the grounds of Collingwood School, then turn immediately left into our car park.
Head towards Morpeth on the A196, passing the Coopies Lane Industrial Estate on your right. Go over the stone bridge and past the entrance to Green Lane housing estate on your right, then take the next right into the grounds of Collingwood School and turn immediately left into our car park.