Saturday, 16 August 2008
Breathe Easy Officers Forum
Members from Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Newport, Swansea and three of us from Neath, as well as Chris Mulholland, Shan Evans, Dr Emrys Evans and Kay Byrne (our temporary press officer), met in the Village Hall in Llanarthney.What a lovely hall, in such a lovely rural setting too.
Kay did an interview and article in the South Wales Evening Post last year with three of our group. My doctor had the story on the surgery waiting room notice board, he thought it was such a good anti smoking article.
It's good to meet up with the other groups to exchange news and ideas. We talked about campaigning and spreading the word that there are many groups across Wales. We are only managing to reach a small number of people living with lung conditions and it would be good to be able to include more, as we know just how supportive our groups can be.
Kay talked to us about getting the attention of the media, in order to get stories about lung conditions and about our various events in the newspapers, on the radio and TV.