Our chosen charity, the British Polio Fellowship (BPF), is dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering approximately 120,000 people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), a neurological condition. Learn more about the BPF, their great work and how you can help by clicking below.
What is PPS?
Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that can occur in people who have had Polio. After a long time without any significant change in their condition, people may develop new symptoms of increasing weakness, stamina problems, fatigue and pain. PPS is often difficult to recognise as symptoms may develop slowly and may be mistaken for other conditions. Before making a diagnosis of PPS it is important to exclude any other conditions that could explain your symptoms.
Our aim in 2017 is to help the BPF raise a minimum of £600 so that a member of the BPF can stay at the BPF’s specially adapted holiday bungalow in Burnham-on-Sea. If you are able to make a donation to our fundraising or can support through sponsorship or donations for raffle prizes please contact us on 0208 596 5458. There are of course many other ways to support the BPF which can be found at Support the BPF. If you would like to contact the BPF directly please email their Marketing & Communications Officer – Kripen Dhrona at Kripen@britishpolio.org.