|(7/1/2020) First quiz of 2020 - 25 January 2020 |
Clear the cobwebs after Christmas and put the brain back in gear. Can you outwit Paddy the Inquisitor Pill? The next quiz takes place on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 7.30pm in The Dockers Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £7 per person and this covers entry to the quiz, spot prizes, supper and play you cards right.
|(3/1/2020) Funeral Arrangements for Trevor Boyle |
Trevor's funeral arrangements have now been released. He will be laid to rest in Redburn Cemetery Holywood at 11 am on Monday 6 January 2020 after a funeral service in James Brown and Sons, 719 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3NU at 9.45 am. All available members are asked to attend.
|(2/1/2020) Death of Trevor Boyle |
It is with great sadness that everyone at the Fellowship has heard of the death of our lifetime member Trevor Boyle. Trevor had been a member of the Fellowship from the late 1950s. At flag days to raise funds it was a photograph of Trevor which hung from every collection box and a life size cardboard cut out of Trevor that was displayed in the foyer of cinemas all over Belfast. This helped raise much needed funds for the Fellowship.
When PPS was first mentioned Trevor represented the Fellowship at conferences in USA and in Germany.
For many years Trevor was the face of PHAB in Northern Ireland. After retiring from his position in PHAB he became active again in the Fellowship becoming our secretary and helping raise the profile of the Fellowship.
We offer our sincere sympathy to Trevor's wife Helen sons Robert and Jonathan and grandchildren at this sad time.
When details of the funeral service are released these will be posted on the website.
|(25/12/2019) Christmas Wishes to all our members |
It is time once again to wish all our members and friends a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year.
This brings to an end our 80th Anniversary year and what a year it has been. We started the year by planting an oak tree in the grounds of the Slieve Donard Hotel in memory of all our past members and our late president Sir William Hastings. Over 20 members attended the planting and we all enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tea afterwards.
The highlight of our year was our grand 80th Anniversary dinner with over 100 members and friends in attendance. The meal was superb and old friendships were renewed. Josephine Finnegan (nee Hughes) even travelled from England to be with us. Her first event in well over 40 years and of course we were delighted that Mr Rankin's two daughters also came along.
We again took part in the British Polio Fellowship games winning medals in Boccia, Kurling, Bowls and Dominoes.
A trip to the theatre and dinner afterwards was another highlight with over 30 members coming along.
The annual BBQ had over 60 there and it was a wonderful day.
The games at the Short Strand Community Centre continued every week and recently added to this was a craft club organised by Heather. It proved very popular and our Christmas trees are all bedecked with our handy work. Thanks Heather.
The monthly quiz continues and brings old friends together. Paddy Pill is our quizmaster and Ronnie our master of ceremonies.
Joe McVeigh again organised a bucket collection in Crossgar and a Night at the Races and both brought in much welcomed funds to help with our activities.
During the year one of our member Sylvia Hynes passed away and we think of her husband Raymond and children on this their first Christmas without her.
Today one of our members Joe McVeigh has reached the ripe old age of 70. What a Christmas present his mother got in 1949. A very happy birthday Joe and may you have many more.
If you are a member who does not come to any of our events why not make a New Year resolution to come to some event this year. I know you will enjoy it.
|(27/11/2019) Annual Christmas Quiz - 14 December 2019 |
The annual Christmas Quiz takes place on Saturday 14 December at 7.30pm in The Docker's Club, Pilot Street. The tickets are £10 for this very special night and are already fully sold out. There will be a very special supper provided and ballots for some magnificent prizes including a stay at The Slieve Donard Hotel.