I'm not sure if you all seen the blog written by Emma from NRAS a few weeks ago? She wrote about a few subjects one off them being there 2 nd members day.
I know a few off you on here have been chatting/ blogging about meeting up etc, and I'm sure here would be a great neutral place to meet and also less worries then off your Internet buddy being a mass murderer / no offence intended but you do here so many horror stories that its always better to be safe when meeting anyone that you've only chatted online to for the first time.
After all I could really be a man called Derek lol, I assure you I'm not and there is a few on here that I've met at the manchester training day a few weeks ago although I didn't get chance to chat to all there.
I've took the details out off Emma's blog and here they are:
The membership team are also busy finalising plans for our 2nd Members’ Day, which this year will be held at Solihull College, Birmingham on Thursday 19th September from 10.30am to 4.30pm. We’re very excited to have Dr Holly John BMBS, MRCP presenting who is a specialist registrar and clinical research fellow at Dudley Hospital. In the past, NRAS Members have contributed to her research on cardiovascular disease in RA. The day will also include smaller workshops on a wide variety of topics and refreshments will be provided. NRAS Members are free to attend, an excellent benefit of membership, but we also welcome non-members/guests for a small fee of £5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your place or visit our website nras.org.uk/join to join the us today!
Now I spoke to NRAS yesterday and they would prefer to know numbers as best as possible in advance, and if your taking a friend for support or as a Carer then you can pay the £5 in advance by sending a cheque or on the day cash, but please try and let them know numbers if you plan to attend.
I appreciate Birmingham is a fare old trek for some people , it is for me, I plan on making this a two day thing, traveling on the Wednesday to Birmingham staying overnight in a hotel and then staying again on the Thursday evening and traveling back Friday morning , well that's more off a three day think but I know trying to travel and meet people all in one day will write me off :/
The manchester day left me in a bad flare for a few days but it was so worth it.
It would be lovely to put a face to all your names and lovely to meet and chat, hopefully some off you can make it
Chow for now hope you all have a lovely day