With PPS affecting 120,000 people in the UK; similar to the number of people with Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone disease, the charity believes it is vital for PPS to receive the same level of public and medical attention. Ted Hill MBE, CEO of The British Polio Fellowship, says creative ways of promoting the PPS message, such as the illumination of famous national landmarks campaign, is exactly what’s needed to catch people’s attention and kick start a national conversation.
“We’re always looking at visual ways of aiding us in helping raise awareness of PPS,” said CEO of The British Polio Fellowship, Ted Hill MBE. “Given the huge success of the 2015 campaign, we’re delighted to be able to announce that many of last year’s participants are once again helping us promote awareness of PPS and we are very grateful for all their ongoing support.”
Returning to the campaign are Gateshead Millennium Bridge; the Falkirk Wheel and McCaig’s Tower in Argyll, Scotland; Caerphilly Castle in Wales; Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth; and fittingly for PPS Day this year, Belfast Castle has returned to tally up nicely with the day being held at Stormont.
“The chance to capture the nation’s attention again is extremely exciting. The support of Belfast Castle is excellent news as we will be in Northern Ireland with the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship (NIPF) this year helping to raise awareness of PPS far and wide. I’d like to thank everyone involved. Their help is greatly appreciated,” concluded Ted.