We at PMRGCAuk have been trialling a number of ways to keep everyone connected during these strange times. One of these initiatives has led to setting up Support Group meetings on Zoom. Penny Denby, our trustee and Kent Group Organiser, trialled a Kent Group meeting via Zoom* last week. Its success has led to setting up a meeting every two weeks or so: "It was lovely to see and speak to everyone and hear how they are managing with PMR, GCA and the coronavirus conditions we are all living under."
We would like to extend an invitation to these meetings to any other member of the charity. You don't have to live in Kent, but you do need to be a member of the charity.
If you are a member of PMRGCAuk and would like to join us for the next meeting you are more than welcome. Please email Penny at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not already a member of the PMRGCAuk charity you will need to join at pmrgca.co.uk/membership-app.... An annual subscription costs just £15, which goes towards supporting our Helpline and our Support Groups, research and campaigning for better diagnosis and treatment and enables us to deliver our services to more people with PMR, GCA and their families. I'm afraid that at the moment, only people living in the UK can become members.
*Zoom allows us to have video conferences and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. It is simple to use. We send you a link and a meeting ID. We are just a click away.
I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.
with best wishes,