We would like to start the New Year by inviting those who have been affected by Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) to join our charity. The British Polio Fellowship provides support services to all our members and we are constantly looking for new ways to help those with PPS live independent lives.
The charity offers many services and the timetable for 2018 is packed with awareness days, campaigns, social events and membership includes our famous in-house magazine the bulletin. Yet, this invitation is also aimed at tackling the loneliness epidemic engulfing the UK, with three quarters of older people lonely.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The British Polio Fellowship already has a member base of around 10,000 people but in the UK alone there are 120,000 people who may have PPS. They are not alone, and for a very modest fee you can become part of our local, regional and national support network. Our membership comprises of people who have gone through the same situations and would love to meet you. The New Year is all about new beginnings, so why not resolve to contact us today, and let us see if we can help you.
If you want more information or to join, contact the British Polio Fellowship on 0800 043 1935 or visit https://britishpolio.org.uk/join-us/
National Chairman, The British Polio Fellowship