Edition November 2011|
Edith at work at Chartwell
over five years I have been involved in Community Radio Hamilton and
enjoyed my time immensely. At first I hosted my own show “Talking Up
Disability” for 3 and a half years which was sponsored by the Waikato
Disabled Persons Assembly. Then for the last couple of years I have had
interviews on the Tuesday Breakfast Show. My main motivation has been
to promote and “talk up” the people, events and causes around the
disability sector in Hamilton, New Zealand and sometimes to discuss
In the middle of this radio stage of my life, I
was elected the National president for the Post Polio Support Society
NZ (Inc) and as time has gone by my role with this organisation has
increased to the point where I need to be making choices about my focus.
of that to say, I will no longer be a regular voice on Community Radio.
But as most of you know, there is no way of silencing me, so you will
hear from me in other arenas, whether it be in print or in person. And
who's to say I may not be asked from time to time to comment or
advocate on some disability matter by Community Radio in the future.
thank you to Phil Grey, manager, and the team who made it so easy for
me to talk my head off week by week. And thanks to the hundreds of
people with disabilities, their families and carers who have allowed my
to pry into their lives as we have laughed and cried over the stories
told on air.
It is appropriate that my last photo on this site
is with the Fairfield Rotary team at Chartwell Mall on 25 October,
raising awareness and money to END POLIO NOW in the 4 countries where
polio still cripples small children in Pakistan, Afganistan, India, and
Nigeria. My passion is to see polio eradicated worldwide, to see the
immunisation levels in NZ remain high to prevent polio from re-ocuring
here, and to do my best for my fellow Post Polio Syndrome survivors.
“Yes we are still here and still making a difference.”
Do keep in touch by email or phone.