British Polio Fellowship Newsletter – May 2021

Dear Member,

We hope you are keeping well and have been able to enjoy some normality as lockdown restrictions ease. We have now updated our Covid-19 and Polio information and this can be found published on our website through the following link. https://www.britishpolio.org.uk/copy-of-covid-19-1

In other news you may be aware that this September we will be hosting our AGM, I would like to start by correcting a mistake in the bulletin. The event has been advertised as Sunday 19th September when in fact it will be on the Saturday 18th. It has also been decided that the event will be moved to a virtual setting using Zoom. This has been decided due to the uncertainty of the coming months and restrictions on gathering and to allow for more members to attend who may not have been able to physically. You can still register for the event by returning the slip in the bulletin. Alternatively, you can register through on Eventbrite through this link to save on the postage. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bpf-agm-2021-tickets-156232570825

Our monthly Zoom Cafes are still running and have been a great success with such a wonderful turnout. June’s meeting will feature a talk from our very own Trustee Frances Quinn. If you have not yet had the chance to join us, we very much hope you will in the future. Links to register for all our upcoming Zoom Cafes are below. Please be aware that to attend the Zoom Café you need to register through the Eventbrite link, failure to do so will unfortunately mean you will not receive the Zoom details for the event.

We still have spaces available for able bodied and disabled runners to take part in the London Asics 10k on Sunday 25th July. This will be a great opportunity to take part in an event that will allow you to raise vital funds for the Fellowship whilst seeing some amazing sites across the capital. If you or you think someone you know would be interested in running for the Fellowship, please get in contact with myself or Kripen to find out more. Find more details on Kripen’s blog here. https://www.britishpolio.org.uk/post/asics-10k-kripen-blog

Finally, I would like to remind you that submissions for the Summer bulletin are due by 25th June. We are always looking for new and interesting articles on a variety of topics so if you feel you have something worth submitting, we would love to hear from you!

Wishing you all the best.

Yours in Fellowship

Matthew Thomas
Operations Officer
The British Polio Fellowship