One of RLS-UK's primary objectives is to raise awareness of Restless Legs Syndrome. In the past month I have written to councils all over the UK asking them for their cooperation and a significant number have come back with offers to display our posters etc. Unfortunately a significant number also refused, some with good reasons and some with not so good reasons. You may also have noticed that our Treasurer featured in the Derby Telegraph a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this was the only paper who offered to run a story on RLS, despite my contacting numerous media groups.
I need your help in raising awareness of RLS. It is only through increased awareness that the condition will be afforded the respect it deserves.
Please visit rls-uk.org and go to the membership page. While I encourage you to join our charity (for £10 per year, a sum which contributes to our operating costs), I understand that some of you would prefer not to do this or are unable to. However, you can help us in other ways. On the 'Membership' page is a link to a poster, a poster which you can print off and circulate in your local community. In turn, someone else may see the poster and do the same. Raising awareness will take time but we can do it more quickly by working together. If you do not have a printer or would prefer me to send you some posters in the post, please contact me either by private message on HealthUnlocked or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are willing to commit to displaying some posters in your local area (UK only as our posters relate to a UK registered charity), please comment below. It will give a good indication of how effective we are being, together, in raising awareness.
I hope you are all enjoying the new forum/discussion board and finding it easy to use. We currently have almost 80 subscribers to it so it seems to be taking off!
Please always feel free to contact me, as detailed above, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions as to how we can improve.
I hope you all have a restful weekend.
Daragh (Chair, RLS-UK)