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.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

The further that information like this reaches the better and a well written blog like this one can only help.

About Our Group said...

An accurate summary of an interesting day at Llanarthney. What wasn't mentioned was the excellent buffet and the sunshine ! Some of us even ate outside in the very picturesque surroundings.
It was an enlightening and informative event, it was a shame that more of our members were unable to attend. I'm sure they would have enjoyed the day.
This is becoming an excellent pioneering blog for the Breathe Easy group(s). I will forgive the omission of Swansea Bay from the list of attendees !
Keep up the good work.
Swansea Bay Breathe Easy Group

Breathe Easy Neath Valley said...

Sorry Swansea Bay, you are included now.