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If your area isn’t listed here, and you would like to meet up with other people who have been affected by these conditions, why not start something up? All you need do is identify an accessible venue, preferably with parking and convenient public transport links (this could be a local pub,  coffee shop or small function room) and decide on a date and time. We need to be kept fully informed to ensure you’re covered by our public liability insurance, so tell us all about it and we’ll contact people on our database and in the GAIN Facebook group to let them know!


The Lancashire and Cumbria branch meet quarterly, on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm, at Bilsborrow Village Hall on the A6 north of Preston.  The meetings provide a vehicle for mutual support and friendship amongst people who have been affected by these conditions. There is no subscription, raising money with raffles and bring and buy sales. A branch newsletter with dates of future meetings and other interesting articles about meetings and members’ experiences is published on the GAIN website and posted on Facebook. A postal copy is also sent to branch members.

Our dates for 2020 are 7th March, 20th June (AGM – POSTPONED), 12th September  (TBC, depending on Government guidelines) and 12th December 


Meetings take place in Spring and Autumn usually rotating between Saltash, Dorchester and Saltford. There is generally a speaker and time for tea and chat.

Our next event is at 2pm on Sunday 21st March 2020 (POSTPONED) at Saltford Golf Course, Golf Club Lane, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3AA. We will be joined by neurological consultant Dr James Stevens of Southmead Hospital, Bristol.


Meetings are held at the Boothroyd Centre in Dewsbury in Spring and Autumn. There is often a speaker and always time for tea and chat with other people who have been affected by GBS, CIDP or one of the variants. The next meeting will take place at 2pm on Sunday 5th April (POSTPONED).


Meetings are held at Walkergate Park Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4QD.

We will be meeting for a chat at 12.30pm on the following Tuesdays throughout 2020, and anyone is very welcome to join us:

25th February

24th March (POSTPONED)

21st April (POSTPONED)

No meeting in May

30th June (POSTPONED)

28th July (TBC)

25th August (TBC)

No meeting in September

20th October

17th November