Posted by Tina Thatcher (tinat) who is the Branch Development Manager at Ataxia UK on 27th June 2012.
"Have You Joined An Ataxia Uk Branch Or A Support Group In Your Area?If There Isn't One Would You Like To Help Me Set One Up?
Joining a branch or a support group can help to alleviate the isolation often felt by people with ataxia. They are ideal places to share your issues and concerns and to support each other. We have over 50 groups across the country now and the more we have the more we can raise awareness of ataxia and influence the services and care for people with ataxia.
Setting up a branch is not as difficult as it sounds and i am there every step of the way to offer support and guidance.
Branches do a variety of things the most important being the support they offer as well as raising awareness, fundraising for Ataxia UK and social events. Branches can even apply for external funding to help their own members such as hiring a mini bus to take people to Ataxia UK's annual conference or offering their members a grant for items that will improve their quality of life.
If you would like to set up a branch in your area please let me know. The more branches we have locally the more we can help people with and affected by ataxia and the more we can raise that all important awareness of ataxia! Contact me now and lets get a branch set up in your area!
Thank You. "