The British Polio Fellowship has announced that a new Northampton branch has been formed for members in the area providing support and services for those still living with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).
Following an initial meeting of 20 enthusiastic Northamptonshire members of The British Polio Fellowship at the Sywell Hotel in early November, it was decided that establishing a local branch would provide the opportunity for regular meetings to exchange information and experiences.
“It’s great news that members have come forward to form new local branch for the Northampton area,” said Ted Hill, MBE, CEO of The British Polio Fellowship. “Local branches not only provide valuable support for those living with Polio and PPS in the area but they also help us as a national charity reach out to members on a local level.”
The British Polio Fellowship is a charity dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering those in the UK living with the effects of Polio and PPS. It provides information, advocacy, welfare and support to enable its members to live full independent and integrated lives and works to develop worldwide alliances with other Polio and Post Polio groups for the mutual benefit of its members. It is thought that around 120,000 people in the UK are living with the effects of Polio or PPS today.
A meeting will be held in the New Year to establish the Northampton Branch and anyone wishing to become involved can contact The British Polio Fellowship central office on 0800 043 1935, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“2014 is going to be one of the biggest year’s in the charity’s long history as we mark our 75th Anniversary and I’m sure the new Northampton branch will be active in marking the landmark year with us,” added Ted. “I hope to be invited to one of the Northampton branch meetings and getting to know the members and volunteer officers at the group soon.”
For more details please contact The British Polio Fellowship on 0800 043 1935, by email at email@example.com or visit the new website at www.britishpolio.org.uk.