Search found 67 matches

by John Thatcher
Fri 10 Jul 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Closure of Community Hub
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Closure of Community Hub

I am very sad to report that our meeting venue in John Lewis Birmingham will no longer be available to us following the Company announcement yesterday which you may have seen. I have now had the following formal communication: “John Lewis & Partners Birmingham is not reopening following the temp...
by John Thatcher
Thu 11 Jun 2020 11:19 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: 25th April Meeting Postponed
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Re: 25th April Meeting Postponed

Hi Evergreenf1, sorry for delay in replying. The West Midlands Group has been active for many years and there are posters and leaflets in most hospitals, which one do you attend? You will be very welcome when we get back to holding meetings again but right now it's not clear when the venue will be o...
by John Thatcher
Wed 18 Mar 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: 25th April Meeting Postponed
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

25th April Meeting Postponed

Our first meeting of the year should have been on 25th April but, because of the national situation, it will not now go ahead. The speaker, Professor Rubinstein, has kindly offered to come instead for our next scheduled meeting on Saturday 25th July - if we are operational by then. It is obviously i...
by John Thatcher
Sun 13 Oct 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: 12th October 2019 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3531

12th October 2019 Meeting

The last meeting of the year had 21 people listen to a fascinating and inspiring talk by Ash Winter who has done some amazing things despite KC. He is currently fund raising for Fight for Sight and is available for talks about KC if anyone else is interested. To find out more about his latest challe...
by John Thatcher
Sun 13 Oct 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

For what it's worth, I've worn mini-scleras for several years and never used a plunger; they almost always come out easily by pushing the eyelids together in the same way micro rgps used to be removed, be interested to know how many others do this. John
by John Thatcher
Wed 18 Sep 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Reminder of Final Meeting of 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2635

Reminder of Final Meeting of 2019

We will be meeting on Saturday 12th October at 11:00am in John Lewis above New Street Station, Birmingham as usual for a talk entitled 'Keratoconus and Me' by Ash Winter which should be fascinating; many members heard Ash give a quick preview earlier this year and it generated a lot of interest. Ash...
by John Thatcher
Sun 11 Aug 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Dates for your Diary
Replies: 0
Views: 2662

Dates for your Diary

First of all, many thanks to the 27 people that came to the 10th August meeting, a very good turn out for the holiday period. It was also good to see several new faces and, judging by the discussions that went on after the meeting, it was a very useful event. Our third and final meeting of 2019 will...
by John Thatcher
Sun 09 Jun 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Change of Speaker for Next Meeting (10th August)
Replies: 0
Views: 2590

Change of Speaker for Next Meeting (10th August)

Unfortunately, owing to problems with delayed house moves, our next speaker (Professor Martin Rubinstein) has had to postpone his talk until next year and hopes to make it for our spring meeting. Instead, I will speak about sighted guiding and the 'My Guide' service offered by Guide Dogs; something ...
by John Thatcher
Thu 14 Mar 2019 11:54 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: 2019 Meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 3076

2019 Meetings

A big thank you to the 32 people that came to the 11th March meeting and especially to Denise McCormick, our speaker, who gave much useful information and generated a lot of discussion. We also had a brief but interesting summary of the personal account of someone affected by KC who has self-publish...
by John Thatcher
Sat 02 Mar 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Reminder of Next Meeting Saturday 9th March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2797

Reminder of Next Meeting Saturday 9th March 2019

Our next meeting in Birmingham is at 11:00 on the top floor of John Lewis as usual with a talk on the services offered by Birmingham Vision, one of the local support charities; there are many such organisations around the country and we should all be aware of these services. As well as our speaker, ...

Go to advanced search