Any person who dedicates their life to helping others with disabilities, should be celebrated and honoured. Christine Pickthall, passed away at her home in Weaverham. She was an active campaigner for disabled rights, as she herself had been in a wheelchair since an unfortunate neck injury in the 1970’s.
Christine was awarded an MBE for her work in 2004, and was presented to her by the queen. She will be remembered as a courageous woman who championed disabilities rights, with herself being in a wheelchair Christine knew the challenges first hand and wanted better support for herself and others.
To have amazing people like Christine, constantly campaigning for a better facilities and wanting independence for others with disabilities makes a huge impact. Too have such a strong voice in the ear of MP’s, making opinions known and heard not just by people in the local community but people in government or local news helps build foundations for better lives.
It is thanks to the efforts of people like Christine that disability rights have come so far, I hope many people follow in her footsteps and listen to the messages she put forward throughout her life. The British Polio Fellowship continues to support those who had Polio and the 120,000 in the UK who now live with PPS. If you need our support, call us now on 0800 043 1935 or visit www.britishpolio.org.uk
National Chairman, The British Polio Fellowship