60 years of Guernsey being polio free

Tue, Oct 1st 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for drinks and canapes and hear inspiring conversation with polio survivors and others involved in the fight for a Polio free world


To celebrate the 60th year of Guernsey being Polio free, Rotary in Guernsey and the offshore law firm Appleby, sponsors of Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign in the Bailiwick, are inviting you to join them on Tuesday 1st October at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts.

His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor and Lady Corder, who have been keen supporters of Rotary's Polio campaign since they arrived on the Island, very much hope to be joining us for the evening.

Drinks and canapes will be served from 6.00 p.m. The conversations, interspersed with clips from the funny, thought provoking and moving film Breathe, will begin in the Auditorium at 6.45 p.m. You will hear personal stories from polio survivors and others and find out more about the work still needed to make the dream of a Polio free world a reality.

The keynote speaker is David Leeks. David is a Polio survivor, Past Chairman and Trustee of the British Polio Fellowship and ex-mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council . Other speakers include Guernsey's Director of Health Nicola Brink , local Polio survivor Richard de la Rue, Appleby Partner Alison MacKrill and Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Polio Champion Jannine Birtwistle.

There will be opportunity to mingle and talk with the speakers and other Polio survivors living in Guernsey and with Rotarians and each other both before and after our time in the Auditorium.

Please contact Jannine Birtwistle (see below) to book your place.

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