‘Breathe’ special screening for World Polio Day

We are marking World Polio Day 2017 with a special event! The screening of a new movie, called ‘Breathe’, the true story of polio survivor Robin Cavendish, takes place in Dublin on Tuesday 24 October for World Polio Day. We are selling tickets to raise funds and we hope you will support us in doing so! Tell your friends, tell your family, especially those of you in Dublin. The cost of tickets are €25 for this night includes prosecco drinks reception at 7pm with the movie at 7.30pm in the Odeon Cinema, Charlestown, Dublin 11.

Breathe, starring Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), is an inspirational true story of love without limits.

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. You can see a trailer of the movie here.

Based on the incredible true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, Breathe shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness, had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

Polio Survivors Ireland has been invited to participate in a special screening of this movie, on Tuesday 24 October, to mark World Polio Day. We have 60 tickets available for members, family and friends to buy as a special fundraising event.

We would ask you to share this with anyone you think might be interested in coming along. Tickets can be purchased either directly through the office on 01 889 8920, or by using this link to donate  and clicking ‘donate’ and putting ‘Breathe’ in the message.