Navigation Links
Miriam Margolyes to Carry Out DLF's 40th Anniversary Appeal on Radio 4 on 4th October
Date:9/25/2009

On Sunday 4 October 2009, actress Miriam Margolyes will present the BBC Radio 4 Appeal supporting the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity that provides impartial advice and information about independent living.

(PRWeb UK) September 26, 2009 -- On Sunday 4 October 2009, actress Miriam Margolyes will present the BBC Radio 4 Appeal supporting the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity that provides impartial advice and information about independent living.

Miriam will talk about the difference simple items of equipment can make to people's lives if they have a disability or are finding certain tasks more difficult as they get older and how DLF can help them when looking for such kit. Listeners will be asked to make a donation to enable them to continue to support people during DLF's 40th Anniversary year.

The appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 4 October on BBC Radio 4 (FM 92.4-94.6 and LW198) at 7.55am and 9.26pm, as well as the following Thursday at 3.27pm. Listeners will also be able to hear the appeal for a week after the broadcast on www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer.

Miriam says: 'When my mother had a stroke in 1968, I didn't know how to help her, or even how to begin to find out. The Disabled Living Foundation exists to fill that gap and I want people to know about it, what it does and how much better people's lives can be if they use the knowledge and experience available FREE from DLF. I hope the Appeal I make will draw attention to their wonderful work.'

Christine Shaw, DLF's Chief Executive, says: 'We are delighted that Miriam is supporting DLF with this appeal. We want to raise awareness of the many different items that are available today that can help people lead active, independent lives as well as publicise how DLF can help people find such gadgets. We hope this 40th Anniversary appeal will help us to raise the vital funds we need to continue improving the lives of older and disabled people. I urge people to help us make this appeal a success by encouraging friends and family to tune in.'

Listeners can make credit card donations via the Radio 4 website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/appeal) or by calling Freephone 0800 404 8144 for up to one week following the broadcast on 4th October. or donations can be sent to FREEPOST BBC Radio 4 Appeal (please mark the back of your envelope Disabled Living Foundation or DLF). If you are a UK tax payer, please provide Disabled Living Foundation with your full name and address so they can claim the Gift Aid on your donation worth another 28 per cent.

Further information and images
Sharon Harbutt, Press Officer on 020 7432 8017 or email s.harbutt (at) dlf (dot) org (dot) uk

Notes for editors
DLF is the UK's leading source of expert information, advice and training on independent living for older or disabled people. We want every older or disabled person to have the impartial information and expert advice they need to make choices about their daily lives - and front-line staff to be well trained and well informed.

DLF's information is disseminated through a wide range of services. Members of the public can obtain advice from DLF's Helpline service, which responds to up to 25,000 enquiries a year, or try products out at its Equipment Demonstration Centre in London, one of the largest in the UK.

DLF also provides a range of online services at www.dlf.org.uk, including:

 
  • 'Living made easy', (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment.
  • Free factsheets giving advice on a wide range of topics about disability and mobility products and choosing equipment for older and disabled people.
  • AskSARA, (www.asksara.org.uk), an online advice tool that guides people to appropriate useful advice and information on products that can help them.
Healthcare professionals benefit from DLF Data, the UK's only comprehensive and up-to-date database of daily living equipment and assistive technology and an extensive Training Programme including a variety of bespoke courses. They also attend the DLF Moving & Handling People conference, an annual event in 3 parts comprising an exhibition, practical workshops and plenary sessions.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Disabled_Living/Miriam_Margolyes/prweb2944254.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Emdeon Business Services Names Miriam Paramore Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy
2. Medications That Lower Breast Cancer Risk Carry Other Dangers
3. 1 in 4 nursing home residents carry MRSA
4. Third of EMS Stethoscopes Carry MRSA Bacterium
5. Third of EMS Stethoscopes Carry MRSA Virus
6. Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows
7. Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs
8. Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition
9. Chronic Pain Patients Now Have Hope With Carryover Pain Relief Provided By Repeated Interferential Treatments
10. Job Losses Carry High Stress Tag
11. 60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Miriam Margolyes to Carry Out DLF's 40th Anniversary Appeal on Radio 4 on 4th October
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Datta Endoscopic ... has joined the revolutionary endoscopic practice under Dr. Datta. Patel is a Board ... Medicine. The patented, revolutionary eDiscSculpt Technique created and used by Datta Endoscopic is ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... People are starting to accept that hearing aids can be ... the stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his hearing aids years ago,” said Dr. ... North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. “He probably wore an iPod-size hearing ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... assisting the Brooke Grove Foundation implement a Microsoft Dynamics GP solution that integrates ... leading ERP expert that specializes in long-term care, Brooke Grove now has the ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. , with ... B. Braun Medical Inc. , a leader in infusion therapy and pain management. ... many as 90 percent of hospital patients receiving a peripheral IV catheter as part ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... The ... the 2017 Public Leadership in Neurology Award (PLINA). The couple joins a prestigious ... Bruschi, Vice President Walter Mondale, actor Michael J. Fox and former U.S. Attorney ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/25/2017)... 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... of its senior management team will host a conference call and ... The dial-in number to access the call is ... the passcode is 6086379. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to ... replay of the call will be available from May 9, 2017 ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Cogentix Medical, Inc. ... on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets ... Ash Keswani has joined the Company as Senior ... newly created position, Mr. Keswani will report directly ... "Our organization is delighted that Ash ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a ... significant unmet medical needs, today announced that it ... product development program, based on its proprietary self-delivering ... Dermatology (SID) 76 th Annual Meeting.  The ... sciences relevant to skin health and disease through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: