Haemochromatosis UK appoints new trustee

Haemochromatosis UK is very pleased to announce an addition to our board with the appointment of new trustee Mrs Michelle Weerasekera. Michelle was diagnosed with haemochromatosis by chance and was given the details of Haemochromatosis UK by her consultant. She says, “The information provided proved invaluable to both myself and my family in understanding more fully the condition and the (Read more…)

Media Release: The Iron Games – Hurling. Battle of the contractors continues.

Media release Third cup contested Eight teams went head to head, on Saturday 22nd September to see who would be crowned hurling champions in the third round of The Iron Games 2018. Sponsored by Toureen Group, The Iron Games bring together teams from eleven construction companies across the country to compete for four Iron Cups. The Tribesmen – consisting of (Read more…)

Media Release: Soccer sets up Iron Games for third round drama

Media Release Second Iron Cup Contested The Iron Games 2018 7-a-side soccer competition, one of four sports making up The Iron Games 2018, was completed on Friday evening (31 August). Pressure is on the competing teams – all put up by Irish family construction firms – to take home the four Iron Cups. Two remain up for grabs; for hurling (Read more…)

Media Release:  Irish Firms Bring The Iron Games To London

Media Release Irish Firms Bring The Iron Games To London Photos for media use at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/the-iron-games-2018-gaelic-football-gallery/ We’ve had the Olympics in London, we’ve had the Invictus Games, now this summer construction workers from major London projects like Crossrail and the renovation of The Old War Office are coming together to compete in The Iron Games. Eleven teams from construction firms (Read more…)

7-a-side soccer competition lined up for Barnet FC ground

The soccer element of The Iron Games is set for the early evening of Friday 31 August and members of Haemochromatosis UK are being encouraged to come along and support the competing teams. The tournament is taking place at The Hive (Barnet FC) and is the second element of The Iron Games. The first element, Gaelic Football, was won by (Read more…)

Trustee Recruitment at Haemochromatosis UK

Haemochromatosis UK is also actively seeking two further new trustees to join the current eight*. Firstly, a trustee with experience of and a willingness to get involved in project work would be highly valued. Whilst the organisation is still growing the executive team it is essential that board members can contribute proactively to some of the work “on the ground” (Read more…)

Interim Chair Appointed at The Haemochromatosis Society

  Following the announcement last month that the current chair of the board of trustees of The Haemochromatosis Society, Howard Don, is to step down after completing his elected term, the charity is delighted to confirm that trustee Corrina Towers has been elected as the new chair on an interim basis. Corrina will take up the post on April 14 at (Read more…)

GH Challengers Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail

A group of hardy trekkers have just completed a 5 day, 87 mile hike along the length of the iconic Hadrian’s Wall in the north of England to raise funds for The Haemochromatosis Society and raise awareness of GH. (Click on any image for full size version) The GH Challenge 2017 left Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast of Cumbria on Monday (Read more…)

Events Boost for The Haemochromatosis Society

The Haemochromatosis Society has appointed a part time Events Coordinator to help build our events programme. Debs Knight will be working on fundraising events and our programme of patient information and educational days. Debs joined the team in Rugby last week, though many of our members would have met her at our main conference early in April, which she attended (Read more…)