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(5/9/2014)  Next Quiz - Saturday 13 september 2014  

The next quiz will be held on Saturday 13 September at 7.30pm at the usual venue The Docker's Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £6 per person this includes entry to quiz, spot prizes, supper and play your cards right.

Come along and have a great nights craic.


(2/9/2014)  Death Of Norman Johnston  



It is with great sadness that the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship announces the death of our former Chairperson Norman Johnston. Norman had been ill for some time and was being nursed at home by his wife Shelia. On Saturday his condition worsened and he was admitted to the Ulster Hospital where he died peacefully at 2pm on Sunday with his wife and sons Malcolm and Wesley at his side.

Norman contracted polio in the early 50s and spent a lot of time in the old fever hospital in Purdysburn. He graduated as a teacher and taught in Omagh for a number of years. When he found it increasingly difficult to stand while teaching he changed career and opened his own publishing business and the family moved to Bangor. As Norman continued to suffer from the late effects of polio he joined the Fellowship and became a driving force in highlighting the condition to survivors and medical professionals. Along with Jean Thompson and Eddie McCrory Norman led a delegation to the Department of Health which directly led to the Department funding the issue of leaflets to all GP surgeries in Northern Ireland on The Late Effects of Polio. The Department also funded a conference for polio survivors and medical professionals.

The Fellowship offers sincere condolences to Shelia and the boys at this very sad time.

Norman's funeral takes place on Wednesday 3 September at 11.30am in Wesley Centenary Methodist Church in Hamilton Road bangor.


(11/8/2014)  Annual BBQ - 31 August 2014  

Everyone should have got a letter or e-mail about the annual BBQ. It takes place on 31 August 2014 at 2.30pm at Denron Lodge, Clandeboye Lodge. The BBQ is free to all members and friends are most welcome at a cost of £10 per person. If you haven't yet been in contact let Christine know if you are going to be there.


(22/7/2014)  Next Quiz - Saturday 9 August 2014  

The next quiz takes place on Saturday 9 August at 7.30pm at the usual venue The Dockers Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £6 per person and this includes entry to the quiz, spot prizes, play your cards right and supper.

Come along and enjoy the craic.


(5/7/2014)  Next Quiz - Saturday 19 July 2014  

The next quiz will be held at the usual venue The Dockers Club, Pilot Street on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm. The cost is £6 per person and this includes entry to the quiz, spot prizes, supper and play your cards right.

Hope to see you all there.



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