Date:19 September, 2016


Holiday Inn Bristol Filton, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol BS16 1QX

I am pleased to say we are once again holding an Information Day this year and would very like to invite you to join us, as those of you who have joined us before know, the day provides a good opportunity to meet with other Alphas and their families, along with hearing and chatting to expert speakers in the field of Alpha 1, at the moment we have confirmed John Hurst from the Alpha 1 Clinic at the Royal Free Hospital in London, as well as Bill Griffiths a liver consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, we are hoping also to have a children’s specialist, this is still to be confirmed but you can be sure it will as ever be an interesting day. There will of course be opportunities to ask questions of our specialists.

The Holiday Inn in Filton is just off Junction 1 of the M32, it is about 2 miles from Parkway train station and is about 4 miles from Bristol Bus Station in the centre of Bristol, so is very easy to get to.

As always we will have tea & coffee when you arrive, with a break midway for a buffet lunch and tea & coffee in the afternoon, before we end our da. The room we have booked is on the ground floor as is the restaurant. We know how important it is for parents to be able to attend and not have to worry about their children so we will have a crèche available, the children will join us for lunch and the hotel are offering a menu for the children.

As ever there is no charge for the day, the only thing you will need to pay for is if you buy a drink form the bar at lunchtime. You will be able to claim a contribution towards your travel costs on the day from our treasurer.

The Holiday Inn are offering us a limited number of rooms for overnight stays at a special rate of £75 per room, with breakfast. To take advantage of this special price you need to ring the Reservations Dept. at the Hotel on 0117 910 4271 quoting reference: URF all rooms and rates are strictly subject to availability at time of booking, so if you wish to take advantage of this special price please contact them asap.
It would be lovely to see you there, as you will know if you have attended our Information Days before, it is a chance to meet up with old friends, meet new ones, put names to faces of people you have only “chatted” to on our Facebook Group and most of all share your experiences of Alpha 1, there is always lots of chat and laughter and nearly everyone goes home having learnt something new from either one of our speakers or from other members attending the day.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon and hopefully seeing you on 29th October. A booking form is included with this letter. Don’t forget the day is open to not only you but any family members who wish to find out more about Alpha 1.