The British Polio Fellowship is committed to supporting and empowering thousands of people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) with guidance and advice.
The fact is more can be done on raising awareness on PPS and as July is British Polio Month I would call on your readers to help us raise awareness of PPS and educate the public on the effects of a condition that affects around 120,000 people in the UK.
PPS and the late effects of Polio impact on around the same number of people as Motor Neurone disease or Parkinson’s, yet the condition remains little known amongst the public or medical professions.
The British Polio Fellowship survives thanks to the generosity of the public, but the aim of this month is awareness raising and helping those affected by Polio and PPS, by sending out the message that there is help available.
In the past individuals have enthusiastically skydived, rode bikes and ran marathons to help us raise fund and promote awareness and we welcome all efforts large or small. However, if you are one of those who needs our support, you can call us on 0800 043 1935. Our website www.britishpolio.org.uk has lots of advice for those living with the late effects of Polio or PPS.
Ted Hill MBE
CEO, The British Polio Fellowship