Plymouth & Cornwall
Plymouth & Cornwall Support Group
Plymouth & Cornwall & Support Group
Come along to our next meeting:
Friday 9th June . We meet from 10.30am to noon, or stay on for lunch, friends and partners are very welcome.
There will also be some informative literature available.
The Venton Centre, Astor Drive, Mount Gould, Plymouth PL4 9RD.
Susana Gomes a Boots pharmacist is talking about the conditions and specifically the medications.
Tea and coffee will be supplied at this new venue.
Free parking on the road very close to the centre with no hills or drop off at the entrance.
For more information contact Keith Bulley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately I have to write to you to say that due to poor health Sally is no longer able to continue organising the support group in Plymouth. It goes without saying that we are all going to miss her greatly and I would like to use this opportunity of formerly thanking her for all the time and effort both she and Derek have given to our Charity. However, Derek has agreed to continue fundraising and raising awareness using his considerable musical talents, so watch out for the opportunity to attend one of his events.
I am determined that the Plymouth Group should continue and I will be running the meeting already planned for 3rd August at 10.30am at Wesley Methodist Church, Room 3, Callington Road, Saltash, PL12 6LA. I would be extremely grateful if someone would be willing to meet me at the venue a little before the meeting to help me set up.
On the 3rd August I will be bringing along plenty of literature about the conditions and copies of the Southwest annual newsletter which will be free of charge. I will also have copies of the 2nd edition of Kate Gilbert’s book “Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis; a survival guide”, booklets produced by the North East Support Group and Christmas Cards, all of which can be purchased with profits all going to the Charity. I would be very grateful if someone would volunteer to help me with these sales.
During the meeting I hope to be able to give everyone an opportunity to raise any issues causing them concern. If we are not able to answer them on the day I will research them with the medical professionals and let you know the answers I am given.
I will of course also be looking for someone to volunteer to facilitate the Plymouth Group, and will give that volunteer or volunteers my support and help to ensure a smooth handover. There are very many different models of support groups and Meet-Up groups within our Charity and in my opinion the best way is the way that works best for the members in their area.
At the moment throughout the country we are receiving many offers to run Meet-Up groups and they are springing up everywhere. In the South West this year we have started Meet-Ups in Bath and Torbay. The attraction for the leaders is that apart from identifying a local venue such as a pub, café, or hotel where everyone turns up and purchases their own refreshments, there is very little organisation required.
So it might be possible to run a Meet-Up group in Plymouth for a while and then hopefully introduce speaker meetings again next year which take a little bit more time to set up.
These issues we can discuss of 3rd August but if anyone would be interested to find out a bit more or offer to help me on the day I would love to hear from you. I can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01823 663911.
I am looking forward to meeting you all again.
Trustee of PMRGCAuk
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