|(24/4/2015) Major Post Polio Syndrome Information Day - 4 June 2015 |
All our members should by now have received their invitation to our Post Polio Syndrome Information Day on Thursday 4 June 2015.
If you are a member and did not receive an invitation or if you are a non-member and a polio survivor then please contact us through the "Contact Us" or "Guest Book" section of the website and we will arrange to get an invite out to you.
This is a major event for the Fellowship and we urge all members to attend and get their replies back as soon as possible. We have been working closely with the British Polio Fellowship to organise this event and we have managed to get three experts to address the conference. Our own Vice-President Mr David McCrory FRCS will be co-ordinating the day and it promises to be a most informative day. We hope to have representatives there from The British Polio Fellowship, The Scottish Post Polio Support Group, The Post Polio Support Group in the Irish Republic and the European Polio Union.
It will also be a day to meet old friends and make new ones. Lunch will be provided free of charge and there will be no parking fees. There is excellent disabled parking facilities and there will even be a free Photo Booth so everyone can have a permanent reminder of the day. There will also be a cookery demonstration.
The three speakers are
Professor Gareth Williams author of "Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio.
Elaine Figgins Director National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.
Jane McClenaghan, Vital Nutrition Limited.
Hope to see you all on 4 June 2015. Don't be square be there!
|(22/4/2015) AGM - 16 May 2015 |
This years AGM will be held on Saturday 16 May 2015 in The Radisson Blu Hotel, 3 Cromac Place, Ormeau Road, Belfast at 2pm.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served.
There are lots of things going on in the Fellowship so come along and hear what's happening and have your say.
All members welcome.
|(14/4/2015) Next Quiz - 23 May 2015 |
Can you pit your wits against Paddy "The Inquisitor" Pill. If you dare then come along to the next quiz on Saturday 23 May 2015 at 7.30pm in the normal venue The Dockers Club, Pilot Street.
The cost is £7 per person and this includes entry to the quiz, supper, spot prizes and entry to play your cards right.
Come along and enjoy the craic and exercise your brain.
|(14/4/2015) Photos Uploaded |
A big thank you to Susan McCrory who has been busy uploading hundreds of photographs to the website. Have a look in the photogallery section and see photographs of the 2015 BPF Games, 2014 Slieve Donard Break and many more.
Hope you lie the photo of our medal winners Jim and Joe
|(13/4/2015) Long Lost Friend |
Without doubt one of the many highlights of the wonderful weekend in Leicester at the British Polio Fellowship games was the visit from our life member Josephine Finnegan (nee Hughes). It was well over 40 years since any of us had seen her but we chatted as if it was yesterday. She mentioned so many names who we would all love to get in contact with Sandra Agnew, Therese McCreesh, Frieda Donaghey and Maura McNally to name a few.
Here is a photograph of Josephine now. Has she changed much?