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Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of the bulletin contains exclusive interviews with both BBC presenter Dan Snow and Jonathan Cavendish, producer of Breathe, the latest feature film to feature Polio. A roundup of the British Polio AGM is included, plus the heating grant application forms and all the usual reader favourites, including branch and regional news; […]

PPS Day 2017 is here!

PPS Day is upon us; update your Facebook profile frame and support our cause. On Monday 2 November, The British Polio Fellowship will commemorate Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) Day 2017. This year we will be marking the event at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, following last year’s successful event at the Northern Ireland Assembly […]

Polio film Breathes new life into PPS Day 2017

A ground breaking new film about Polio goes on general release in the UK on Friday, raising the issue of Polio nationally, just a few days before Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) Day gets underway. PPS Day 2017 will take place at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 2 November.

New British Polio Patron announced at Breathe film premiere

The British Polio Fellowship, used its attendance at the charity premiere of major new motion picture, Breathe, on Monday 23 October – to announce that the film’s producer, Jonathan Cavendish, has agreed to become a Patron of the charity.

Let’s not forget about Post Polio Syndrome on World Polio Day

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 calls for PPS not to be forgotten as World Polio day is marked around the globe.

Pakistan Polio vaccination drive to be applauded

Follows below a full copy of a letter to Editors, from British Polio’s CEO, Ted Hill MBE. Ted regularly writes to the media on matters affecting those who have had Polio, and now have PPS. In this latest letter, Ted applauds the efforts of the Pakistani government’s vaccination programme, and points out that the legacy […]

Gwenda Cope launches Winter Warmth Appeal

I am pleased to have been asked to write the introduction to the 2017 Winter Warmth Appeal on behalf of The British Polio Fellowship. We know many of our members are living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), and winter can be a very difficult time. PPS causes nerves to […]

The BBC’s History Guy helps Harrow man put Post Polio Syndrome on the map

Harrow’s very own Kripen Dhrona was given a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon with renowned television historian and host, Dan Snow, who presented the BBC One Lifeline Appeal on behalf of national charity, The British Polio Fellowship, for whom Kripen is Marketing & Campaigns Manager. The Lifeline Appeal was a significant awareness and fundraising […]

Ted Hill addresses Rotary Club of London

British Polio’s CEO, Ted Hill MBE, was delighted to be invited to address the prestigious Rotary Club of London, recently. The event was held at The Chesterfield Hotel and you can watch a video of Ted’s speech on the Rotary Club’s YouTube channel.

Breathe movie in cinemas now

Breathe, the latest cinematic release from new British Polio Fellowship Patron, Jonathan Cavendish, is on general release in the UK now. The movie tells the extraordinary true story of Robin Cavendish, Jonathan’s father, and his personal battle to beat Polio. the bulletin caught up with celebrated film producer Jonathan Cavendish to discuss his new role […]

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