Haemochromatosis UK develops links with Coventry

Coventry CathedralHaemochromatosis UK is building links with our closest city, Coventry in the West Midlands.

We are delighted to have been chosen by the incoming Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr John Blundell, as the mayoral charity for 2018-19. Cllr Blundell announced his intention to support us at our annual conference in London on 14 April. The mayoral year will run from 17 May and is a great opportunity to raise awareness across the city and region as well as benefitting from the donations usually made throughout a mayoral year.

The link emerged from a meeting at Finbar’s Irish Centre in the city, where Haemochromatosis UK (then as The Haemochromatosis Society) had a stand at a community event.

The Genetic Haemochromatosis Patients’ Conference 2019 will also be held in the city on Saturday 13 April. Plans are also underway for a second study day for venesection nurses which will build on the 2018 event to develop and disseminate best practice guidelines for treatment in clinics up and down the country, and this will also be held in the city.

David Head, Chief Executive, said “I’m obviously pleased that The Lord Mayor will be supporting us, but also delighted that we can bring our conferences to the city as well. Coventry is just a few miles from our office, and a lovely place to visit, so hopefully lots of our delegates will make a weekend of it next April.”

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