Help make film about polio

Nurse handling a syringe

Nurse handling a syringe

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I write to request the support of your readers for an ambitious project to make three documentary films to mark the 75th anniversary of the national charity, The British Polio Fellowship, in 2014.

We want to hear from anyone with life histories of dealing with Polio and/or Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) plus films, photos and other mementos. It may be your material refers to a loved one and that is fine too. Don’t worry about the quality or format of the material. You do not need to be a member of The BPF.

As a film-maker approaching this subject with no set agenda, I have been shocked that a condition like PPS can still exist in Britain when Polio is on the brink of global eradication. So few people are aware of Polio or PPS that these films have moved from being commemorative to vital in my eyes. Together we can help others, while explaining that Polio and PPS are still very much with us and why they will be for decades to come.

Contact The BPF on 0800 018 0586 for further information.

Tony Klinger

Film-maker and Ambassador for The British Polio Fellowship