Events

This page is a diary of national events organised by Haemochromatosis UK (HUK). Please visit from time to time to keep up to date. Events are announced here in date order with the most imminent at the top.

Upcoming Events


Date: Friday 14th June 2019
Event: The Iron Games: Soccer
Location: Allianz Park, Saracens ground, Hendon, London: NW4 1RL

The next event of The Iron Games is soccer, and takes place at Allianz Park in London from 5:30pm onwards. The Iron Games is a four-part sporting tournament raising money for Haemochromatosis UK and specifically funding a three year Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Programme. Please do come along and show your support, we would love for you to be there. You can find out more details about Friday’s event here: Round 2 of The Iron Games


Date: Saturday 27th July 
Event: The Iron Games: Hurling 
Location: GAA Stadium, Ruislip, HA4 6QX

The third event of The Iron Games is soccer, and takes place at the GAA Stadium in Ruislip from 10am onwards.. The Iron Games is a four-part sporting tournament raising money for Haemochromatosis UK and specifically funding a three year Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Programme. Please do come along and show your support, we would love for you to be there.


Date: Saturday 3rd August
Event: Maidstone Patient Information Day
Location: Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

Patient Information Days are a great source of information, relevant to both newly diagnosed patients and those who have been living with haemochromatosis for a while. Tickets are just £10 for members, which includes lunch and refreshments. You can buy your ticket online here: Maidstone PID booking. Or you can call the office on 03030 401101 or email us at: events@huk.org.uk to book directly


Date: Sunday 4th August 2019
Event: Prudential Ride London
Location: starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

This epic cycle follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular cycle for all involved. places are jointly held with Genetic Disorders UK and all sponsorship will be split 50/50 with them. For more information contact the events@haemochromatosis.org.uk


Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Event: GH Challenge 2019- Yorkshire Three Peaks
Location: Chapel-le-Dale, Carnforth LA6 3JG

The GH challenge is back for 2019, this time #TeamIronOverload will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The full challenge includes Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and is done in one day. It is 24 miles and includes 5200ft of ascent, this is a tough challenge and will require a programme of training.

More information https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gh-challenge-2019-yorkshire-three-peaks-with-teamironoverload-tickets-48159947700


Date: Sunday 20th October 2019
Event: Great South Run
Location: Southsea, Portsmouth
Distance: 10 Miles

We have 10 places available in the Great South Run, part of the Great North Run family this promises to be a fantastic event. With a registration fee on £25 and a low fundraising target of £150 this is a great way to support Haemochromatosis UK. Please email events@haemochromatosis.org.uk if you are interested in taking part


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Past Events (Previous 12 months)


Date: Sunday 09 June 2019.
Event: 2019 Great North Swim. 1-mile open water swim
Location: Windermere, Lake District 

This is the first time #TeamIronOverload took part in a swimming event. Despite some shaky weather, the swim went ahead, and the lovely Saran Jones from Rowlinsons Solicitors took part in the swim. A huge thanks to Saran!


Date: Saturday 8th June 2019
Event: The Iron Games: Gaelic Football
Location: GAA Sports and Social Club, West End Road, Ruislip, London, HA4 6QX

 

On Saturday 8 June 2018, The Iron Games returned for its first of the four games. The Iron Games is a four-part sporting tournament raising money for Haemochromatosis UK and specifically funding a three year Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Programme.


Date: Monday 3rd – Friday 7th June 2019.
Event: World Haemochromatosis Week 
Location: Worldwide

For World Haemochromatosis Week this year, HUK ran online campaigns and encouraged members and supporters to raise awareness of haemochromatosis in their own areas.


Date: Saturday 27 April 2019. 10:30am
Event: Haemochromatosis NI Spring Meeting
Location: Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP

This event was an opportunity to hear from Dr Johnny Cash, who is a Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at the Regional Liver Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital. Attendees discussed how the Northern Ireland support group might develop over the next year and the meeting further offered time for those diagnosed with Haemochromatosis to meet with other patients and family to discuss the condition and its impact on our lives.


Date: Friday 12th April 2019
Event: Venesection Study Day 2019
Location: Coventry Novotel. Wilsons Ln, Coventry CV6 6HL

The Best of Best Practice in Venesection (6 hours CPD*). CPD accredited study day for venesection staff and team leaders. Haemochromatosis UK offered a second study day for venesection nurses, clinical nurse specialists, clinic leaders, healthcare assistants and others involved in the treatment and care of haemochromatosis patients. The day built on our award winning work to improve venesection practice and provide much needed CPD for venesection teams, and our highly popular and successful 2018 study day.

More information http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/venesection-study-day/


Date: Saturday 13th April 2019
Event: Haemochromatosis UK Annual Conference 2019 
Location: Coventry Novotel. Wilsons Ln, Coventry CV6 6HL

Our annual conference was held in Coventry and was bigger and better than ever. The event had high quality speakers, a variety of sessions, and full of important information about haemochromatosis and . We also added the option of a conference dinner for the first time (Friday 12th). The three course meal was hosted by the Chief Exec of HUK and featured special guests including the Lord Mayor of Coventry and the key conference speakers. The dinner was an unrivaled opportunity to get to know other members and have interesting discussions with haemochromatosis experts.

More Information http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/support/conference/


Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Event: The Lord Mayor of Coventry’s Easter Charity Concert 2019
Location: St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Many Haemochromatosis UK (HUK) supporters may be aware that The Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr John Blundell, who was diagnosed with haemochromatosis last year, chose HUK as one of his charities of the year. The Lord Mayor of Coventry is hosted a fantastic Easter concert event raising funds for Haemochromatosis UK.

The performances took place in the beautiful medieval St Mary’s Guildhall in the city of Coventry, which is also the City of Culture 2021. The event featured the Silver Lining Barbershop Chorus, and was supported by young vocalists from Rugby Area Talent Trust.

This was a unique event as it brought together 45 members of the city’s best female choral group and some amazing young voices from Rugby, where HUK is based. Haemochromatosis UK was very pleased to have the support of The Lord Mayor and the event was definitely enjoyable and one for all music enthusiasts to attend.


Date: Monday 25th February. 7 till 9 pm
Event: Suffolk Support Group Meeting   
Location: Howard Community Primary School, Beard Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6SA

For more information Suffolk@haemochromatosis.org.uk


Date: Saturday 16th February
Event: Newcastle Patient Information Day (PID)
Location: Royal Station Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 5DH

PIDs feature medical speakers, updates on the activities of Haemochromatosis UK, and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.

More information Report from the day


Date: Throughout December
Event: Big Rusty Quiz
Location: Nationwide

The Big Rusty Quiz ran again for its second year. However, you can continue to support Haemochromatosis UK by running your very own quiz night, using our free pack. Charge a small fee for teams to enter to help raise funds for us, the quiz night can be big or small. You can run a simple event at home with close friends and family or you can organise a bigger event adding food, drink and raffles to raise extra fund. The pack contains everything you need to run the quiz and posters for advertising your event. You can download and print the pack here or order a hard copy (P&P charges apply) by contacting us on: 03030 401101


Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Event: Bristol Patient information Day
Location: Aztec Hotel. Aztec W, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4TS

A patient information day featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of Haemochromatosis UK, and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.

More information Report from the day


Date: Friday 12th October 2018
Event: Iron Games- Golf day
Location: Aldenham Golf Club, Church Lane, Radlett, Watford WD25 8NN

The final part of the Iron Games was golf. The day was hugely successful, and ended with a celebratory dinner. The Iron Games has raised £110,000 in 2018, contributing towards a Genetic Haemochromatosis Education Project

More information Media Release: The Iron Games – Golf 


Date : Saturday 22nd September 2018
Event: The Iron Games : Hurling
Location: Greenford, Berkeley Avenue UB6 0NZ

Part 3 of the inaugural Iron Games was Irish Hurling. The Iron Games is a fundraising event bringing together 11 teams from major construction companies to compete for the four Iron Cups and raising funds for Haemochromatosis UK. The Iron Games are sponsored by Toureen Group who also entered as one of the competing teams. Each entering team made a donation to support the work of Haemochromatosis UK.

More information Media Release: The Iron Games – Hurling


Date : Saturday 15th September 2018 
Event: Edinburgh Patient Information Day
Location: Radisson Blu 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

A patient information day featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of The Haemochromatosis Society, and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.

More information Report from the day


Date: Friday 31st August
Event: Iron Games – 7 a-side Soccer
Location: The Hive, Camrose Avenue, London, HA8 6AG

Part 2 of the inaugural Iron Games. The Iron games are a new fundraising event bringing together 8 teams from major construction companies to compete for the four Iron Cups and raising funds for Haemochromatosis UK. The Iron Games are sponsored by Toureen Group who will also enter one of the competing teams. Each entering team will make a donation to support the work of Haemochromatosis UK.

Spectators very welcome please resister here >> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iron-games-7-a-side-soccer-tickets-48641769843


Date: Saturday 11th August
Event: Iron Games- Gaelic Football
Location: McGovern Park, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX

Part 1 of the inaugural Iron Games. The Iron games are a new fundraising event bringing together 8 teams from major construction companies to compete for the four Iron Cups and raising funds for Haemochromatosis UK. The Iron Games are sponsored by Toureen Group who will also enter one of the competing teams. Each entering team will make a donation to support the work of Haemochromatosis UK.

Spectators very welcome please register here >> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-iron-games-gaelic-football-tickets-48640396736


Saturday 21 July 2018

Event: GH Challenge 2018. Climb Snowdon with #TeamIronOverload
Location: Mount Snowdon, Llanberis, Wales.

The GH challenge 2018 was a climb of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. We took a team of nearly 50 walkers and 5 guides to the summit to raise awareness and funds to support the work of the charity. More information about the annual GH Challenge is available at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/


Saturday 2nd June 2018

Event: Liverpool Patient Information Day
Location: Novotel Liverpool Centre, 40 Hanover Street, Liverpoo,l L1 4LN

A patient information day featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of The Haemochromatosis Society, and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.


Saturday 14 April 2018

Event: The Haemochromatosis Patients’ Conference 2018 (incorporating AGM)
Location: Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Paddington, London

The Genetic Haemochromatosis Patients’ Conference, which featured a number of eminent medical speakers and several other presentations over the course of the day.

Event details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/support/conference/


Friday 13 April 2018

Event: Haemochromatosis and Venesection: Sharing Best Practice
A Venesection Teams’ and Nurses Study Day
Location: Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Paddington, London

A full-day conference / study day for healthcare professionals involved in the care of haemochromatosis patients, with specific focus on the venesection process and the role of the venesection teams.

Details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/venesection-study-day


Wednesday 24 January 2018 

Event: Haemochromatosis Update. Meeting for patients and health professionals
Location:  John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Talks giving updates on a range of subjects including, clinical, research and patient support.


Friday 08 – Sunday 10 December 2017

Event: The Big Rusty Quiz 2017
Location: Nationwide

This weekend we invited our members and supporters to run simultaneous quiz nights across the country. In December, why not sign up to host your own Big Rusty Quiz night and the society will supply everything you need to run the quiz. You will receive the question sheet, answers in a sealed envelope, answer sheets for 6 teams, picture round question sheets, picture round answer sheets, posters, invites, THS leaflets and a small trophy for the winning team. Ask for donations, run a raffle or charge teams an entry fee to raise money for THS. Learn more by emailing Debs at events@ironoverload.org.uk or order your pack here >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/purchases/


Tuesday 10 October 2017

Event: Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH) Patient Information Day
Location: Belfast, NI

A patient information day featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of The Haemochromatosis Society and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.

More event details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/northern-ireland-patient-information-day-belfast-tuesday-10th-of-october-2017/


Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August 2017

The GH Challenge 2017
Location: Hike Hadrian’s Wall, an 84 mile, 5 day fundraising, physical and personal challenge.

The GH Challenge is our flagship annual fundraising event. This year we took a group to hike the length of Hadrian’s Wall from the west coast to the east. More >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/


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