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First Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea in eighteen years is cause for concern

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on the outbreak of Polio in Papua New Guinea and argues it should spur everyone onto greater eradication efforts.

Lincolnshire Branch hosts an evening of live music with Sally Glennon on 20 July

On Friday 20 July 2019 at 6.30pm, the Lincolnshire Branch of The British Polio Fellowship presents ‘An evening of music’ at the Life Church on Birchwood Avenue, featuring the acclaimed singer and songwriter Sally Glennon.

Atrocious airport accessibility is unacceptable and just plane crazy

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes comments on a report by the CAA that some airport accessibility remains poor and calls for change.

Walk a mile in our shoes

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes calls to remove the 20 metre rule in PIP assessments.

Tributes paid to another amazing disability rights campaigner Christine Pickthall MBE

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, he pays tribute to Christine Pickthall MBE, who was an active campaigner for disabled rights.

National charity calls for public to beech themselves in the autumn!

Below is a copy of a letter from Trustee of The British Polio Fellowship, Andy Gilliand. In this letter, he expresses news that the British Polio Fellowship aim to plant 8,000 oak trees in commemoration of Post Polio Syndrome’s 80th anniversary.

72 percent of businesses inaccessible in Edinburgh is unacceptable

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes calls to make councils responsible for ensuring businesses provide adequate wheelchair access.

PIP climbdown is not a perfect ten, but it’s a start

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes news that the government has changed the rules, so ten years between PIP assessments will apply to more people with disabilities.

Polio eradication success in Nigeria is a cause for optimism

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes news that Nigeria has gone 22 months without a new case of Polio.

Fringe theatre can be a cut above the rest when it comes to accessibility

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. Speaking as someone who has worked in London theatre, in this letter, David applauds smaller venues playing their part in improving accessibility.

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