Events

This page is a diary of national events organised by The Haemochromatosis Society. 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: 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 The Haemochromatosis Society, and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH.

More information https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristol-pid-17th-november-2018-tickets-47419212140


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

The Big Rusty Quiz will run again for its second year. 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.


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

Our annual conference is going to be held in Coventry and be bigger and better than ever. You can expect the same high quality speakers but with a greater variety of sessions, more choice and extra opportunities to get the most out the event. We will also be adding the option of a conference dinner for the first time (Friday 12th). The three course meal will be hosted by the Chief Exec of HUK and feature special guests including the Lord Mayor of Coventry and the key conference speakers. We believe the dinner will offer an unrivalled opportunity to get to know other members and have interesting discussions with haemochromatosis experts.

Tickets >> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/haemochromatosis-uk-annual-conference-tickets-48404770973


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


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Past Events (Previous 12 months)

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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