|(17/2/2019) Five Years On And Still In Our Thoughts - Paddy Grimshaw |
This day five years ago the Fellowship lost its most ardent member - Paddy Grimshaw (PJ). Paddy told everyone that the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship was his family and we all loved him like a brother. When the phone would go and you heard the famous words "PJ from Ballyclare here" you knew that Paddy had some story to relate or had a possible contact of someone who could help the Fellowship and you would be on the phone for half an hour.
Brought up in the care system Paddy had a tough upbringing but he had such a gentle heart. He was always concerned for our most vulnerable members and sat on the committee through the darkest days of the troubles. He was thrilled when the Fellowship started to expand again and never missed a quiz, midweek break, annual dinner, AGM or BBQ. He wanted all members to be active in the Fellowship. In this our 80th anniversary year we fondly remember our dear friend.
Rest easy Paddy. Gone but never forgotten.
|(6/2/2019) Next Quiz - 23 February 2019 |
The next quiz takes place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 7.30pm in The Dockers Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £7 per person and this includes entry to the quiz, supper, spot prizes and Play Your Cards Right.
Come along and enjoy the craic and get those little grey cells working.
|(29/1/2019) 80th Anniversary |
As everyone knows 2019 is the year we celebrate our 80th anniversary and we have a number of events organised. Well the Fellowship was actually founded 80 years ago today on 29 January 1939 under the name of The Infantile Paralysis Fellowship and became the NIPF in 1962.
Hope to see you all at the 80th anniversary dinner on 11 May it promises to be a great night. Invitations have already been issued.
|(8/1/2019) Next Quiz - 26 January 2019 |
Feeling down after all the Christmas Festivities, old grey cells need a kick start? Well here is the answer the first quiz of 2019 takes place on Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm in The Dockers Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £7 and this includes entry to the quiz, supper, spot prizes and play your cards right.
Pit your wits against our resident quiz guru Paddy "The Inquisitor" Pill.
Come along and enjoy the craic.
|(1/1/2019) New Year Greetings |
A very happy, peaceful and healthy New Year to all our members.
Why not make a New Year Resolution to attend at least one of our events this year. We would love to see you and seeing old friends will certainly do your heart good.