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Polio showed the way in 1961 and the lessons have never been more relevant today

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David remembers the famous 1961  immunisation drive in Hull that protected 385,000 people against Polio and the lesson it offers for those tempted to reject vaccination today.

Massive Polio vaccination drive in Pakistan to be applauded

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David welcomes the nationwide Polio vaccination in Pakistan, with hopes the country will soon join the list of those declared Polio-free.

Gender pay gap debate misses a trick

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on the gender pay cap and how people with disabilities continue to face pay discrimination.

Gatwick Airport flies the flag for those with disabilities

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on the recent Disability Day organised by Gatwick airport and wonders if it could become a role model for other airports.

Wetherspoons Curries no favour in un-Graceful act

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on the challenge faced by those with invisible disabilities and calls for greater public awareness of the issues.

Step free access? Let me show you something to make you change your mind

On 9 April, Carl Weininger and his father were travelling in London and Carl has felt compelled to write a letter describing their experiences. This letter from the Northants Branch member is reproduced below.

65 Years of the Leicester Branch of The British Polio Fellowship

On Friday 20 April, the Leicester and District Branch of The British Polio Fellowship marks its 65th Anniversary. Since 1953, the Branch has served people throughout the East Midlands who had Polio and now live with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).

Glyn Bowls them over with gold at The National Indoor Games

Newent man Glyn Lloyd bowled over the competition with a gold in the Bowls at The British Polio Fellowship 2018 National Indoor Games in Leicester recently.

Another week and here we are again with another access story

Below is a copy of a letter from National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. In this letter, David comments on Paralympian Nikki Emerson’s experience of being told she would upset other passengers by crawling to the toilet on a flight and asks, how many more such incidents must we see before change […]

A return to winning ways for Scotland’s Stuart in the Darts

Blantyre’s Stuart Thompson marked a return to winning ways, with a gold in the Darts (Sitting category) of The British Polio Fellowship’s 2018 National Indoor Games in Leicester recently.

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