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Become a member of our amazing charity today

Below is a copy of a letter from the National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David makes a national appeal for people in the UK who have had Polio and now live with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) to join the charity. David points out the value of access to […]

The British Polio Fellowship invites new members to help tackle loneliness epidemic in 2018

With the UK loneliness crisis showing no signs of decline, The British Polio Fellowship is encouraging people to become part of traditional social networks, by inviting new members to join the charity in 2018. Many thousands of people in the UK with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) could be missing out on support and companionship they […]

Expectations soar as build-up to National Indoor Games in Leicester begins

When The British Polio Fellowship National Indoor Games gets underway in Leicester from 16-18 March, it will be the last games before the charity marks its 80th anniversary in 2019. Assisted by the kind support of the local Leicester Branch of British Polio, the National Games provides an opportunity for the charity’s members from across […]

Blackburn and North East Lancs Polio survivors can get help from national charity with local branch

Below is a copy of a letter from the National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David MItchell. In this letter, David comments on a photo of Blackburn Rovers players lining up for their sugar cube vaccination in 1965. David points out that local people still affceted by Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) can […]

New technology hands potential lifeline to those who’ve lost their hands

Below is a copy of a letter from the National Chairman of Trustees of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on developments in bionic hand technology, acting as a life-like replacement for lost limbs. The technology currently fits into a packpack, but is expected to become smaller and more portable […]

The British Polio Fellowship and your data

As was highlighted in the New Year Edition of the bulletin, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable later this year. GDPR aims to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data. It sets out the main responsibilities for organisations who handle personal data for any reason and replaces the Data […]

New Year 2018

The New Year 2018 edition of the bulletin includes a tribute to the amazing Sir Bert Massie and his incredible life; a round-up of PPS Day and recent Breathe film screenings; My Way featuring Abimbola Jekayinfa; plus much more. Read the bulletin below, or click here to download a hi-res version.

Humiliation can be defeated with hard work and hope in 2018

Below is a copy of a letter from British Polio CEO Ted Hill MBE. Ted regularly writes to the media on a range of issues of interest to The British Polio Fellowship. In this letter, Ted comments on progress on accessibility in 2017 and hopes for 2018.

60th Anniversary of the 1957 Polio Epidemic

As 2017 comes to a close, national charity The British Polio Fellowship has been looking back to the future to inform the ongoing fight against Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). 2017 marks 60 years since the devastating Polio epidemic in Coventry and while survivors gathered in September to reflect and remember, what happened then […]

Polio Down Under has potential implications for us all

Below is a copy of a letter from British Polio CEO Ted Hill MBE. Ted regularly writes to the media on a range of issues of interest to The British Polio Fellowship. In this letter, Ted says traces of Polio in Melbourne are not a cause for panic, but a reminder that vigilance is needed […]

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