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(30/10/2015)  Christmas Quiz - 19 December 2015  

This is early notification of the Christmas Quiz. It will be held at the usual venue - The Dockers Club, Pilot Street at 7.30pm on Saturday 19 December. As everyone knows numbers are limited so order your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The cost is £10 and this includes entry to the quiz, spot prizes, entry into play your cards right and a very special supper. There will also be a ballot on the night with loads of fabulous prizes including dinner, overnight stay and breakfast at The Slieve Donard Hotel and 4 tickets to the Grand Opera House pantomime.

Let Ronnie know your ticket requirements as soon as possible.


(28/10/2015)  Hobbs Night Fund Raiser - 3 November 2015  

Don't forget the fund raiser at Hobbs in Victoria Square next Tuesday 4 November from 6 to 9 pm. The cost of a ticket is £10 and all proceeds from the ticket sales comes to NIPF. There will be drinks and nibbles provided with free raffle and goody bags. There will also be 10% discount on all full priced items.

Why not make a night of it and go out for tea before the event. The Yosushi Restaurant in Victoria Square has kindly agreed to give 20% discount on all meals ordered between 5 and 6pm (drinks not included) on the night on production of your Hobbs Night ticket.

Come along and enjoy a great night out and support the Fellowship at the same time.


(22/10/2015)  Belfast Castle Lit Up for PPS Day  

Today is Post Polio Syndrome Support day and to mark the day buildings all over the United Kingdom and Ireland have been lit up tonight to mark the day. Belfast Castle in Belfast is illuminated tonight. The Mansion House in Dublin is also lit up. The Millennium Bridge in Gateshead is just one of many venues in England, Scotland and Wales also illuminated.


(13/10/2015)  20 September 2015 Red Letter Day for Polio Survivors  

On 20 September 2015 the World Health Organisation issued a certificate confirming that Polio Type 2 virus has been officially declared eradicated. They also confirmed that Pakistan and Afghanistan are the last two endemic countries. This is great news and we all hope that the date will soon come when the world is polio free. This is long overdue given that it is over 60 years since mass vaccination was introduced.

What governments all over the world need to do once the world is polio free is live up to their responsibilities to the 15 million polio survivors world wide who will need support for many years to come.


(11/10/2015)  Extraordinary General Meeting - 4 November 2015 at 7.30pm  

Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 7.30pm in the Disabled Drivers Association headquarters 58-60 Duncrue Street, Belfast BT3 9AC (which is in The Dale Farm complex).

The sole item on the agenda is approval of a revised constitution. Our current constitution was passed in 1962 and now over 50 years later needs updated to reflect the current aims and objectives of the Fellowship. The need for change was highlighted during discussions with The Charities Commission concerning the registration of the Fellowship and when trying to source grants to assist the Fellowship in looking after the needs of members.

All available members are asked to attend.


(11/10/2015)  Hobbs Night - 3 November 2015 6-9pm.  

Fancy a great girls night out then come along to The Hobbs Night on Tuesday 3 November 2015 from 6-9 pm at Hobbs Victoria Square.

That night Hobbs will be open to only those who have tickets. The cost of the tickets are £10 each and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to NIPF funds to assist with the cost of sending a team to the British Polio Fellowship games in Leicester in March 2016. As well as having sole use of the shop there is a free raffle and goody bags and free drinks and nibbles. There is also 10% discount on all full price items bought.

This is a great way to support the Fellowship and enjoy a night out with the girls.

A big thank you to Pauline Scott the daughter of committee member Heather Scott for organising this event.


(2/10/2015)  Next Quiz - 31 October 2015  

The next quiz takes place at Halloween - 31 October at 7.30pm in The Dockers Club, Pilot Street.

The cost is £7 per person which includes entry to the quiz, spot prizes, supper and play your cards right.

Come along and enjoy the craic.



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