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: 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 if you are interested in taking part.

Date: Saturday 4th April 2020
Event: The Genetic Haemochromatosis Annual Patients’ Conference (incorporating HUK AGM 2020)
Location: Manchester

Full details will be published here as they become available. For more information contact the


Past Events (Previous 12 months)

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019
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.

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

The third event of The Iron Games took place at the GAA Stadium in Ruislip. 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: Friday 14th June 2019
Event: The Iron Games: Soccer
Location: Allianz Park, Saracens ground, Hendon, London: NW4 1RL

The last event of The Iron Games was soccer, and took place at Allianz Park in London. 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: 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.

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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.

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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: 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 is here >> 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. See also 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. See also Media Release: The Iron Games – Hurling