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A local group of the National Rheumatoid  Arthritis Society

BLACKPOOL
NRAS GROUP

GRASSROOTS PLANTS US FIRMLY IN THE FUTURE!

The Blackpool NRAS Group found Christmas had come early when we were awarded a Grassroots Grant through the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

A very generous contribution of £1400 allowed us to purchase equipment which will help our relatively new local group find our feet. The funds have provided a laptop, printer, projector, screen, camera and laminator, and various accessories and consumables.

The items saw their first outing at our ‘Afternoon Tea’ event where we were proudly able to demonstrate our ‘treasure’ by displaying a presentation of “NRAS – the first 10 years”.

BADRAG celebrated its first birthday in November and we hope that the coming year will increase both our numbers of volunteers and attendees and increase awareness of both our group and RA throughout the Fylde Coast and beyond.

Thank you to the Community Foundation for Lancashire for their financial support of our group and to Oliver Hoare at NRAS for encouraging us along the way.

Lyn Wilson                                    March 2012

Blackpool NRAS Group Coordinator (BADRAG)