The Iron Games: tournament launched to support Haemochromatosis UK

A new sporting tournament is set to highlight devastating disorder affecting Irish families Based on an article in The Irish Post by Fiona Audley  The Iron Games is a tournament highlighting an iron disorder prevalent among Irish people, and will see construction firms in Britain face one another in four sporting events. The inaugural Iron Games 2018 will bring together eight (Read more…)

2019 Conference early bird tickets now on sale.

We’re thinking ahead to next year, our main conference is now booked for 2019. It will be held at the Novotel Coventry, Wilsons Ln, Coventry CV6 6HL on  Saturday 13th of April 2019. We’re excited to be extending the conference to include an option of a conference dinner and overnight stay on Friday 12th April. The dinner will be hosted (Read more…)

How Many Shopping Days ’til Christmas?!

As we scorch in the country’s  worst heatwave since 1976, Haemochromatosis UK is looking forward to cooler times and has launched the charity’s 2018 range of Christmas cards. The 3 designs are now available to order online, along with a triple pack option at a discounted price. All of the profits from the sale of cards is applied to the (Read more…)

GH Challengers Conquer Snowdon Hike

On Saturday 21 July a group of over 40 hikers – #teamironoverload – took part in The GH Challenge 2018, overcoming humid fog, heat and rocky terrain to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon in North Wales. Mount Snowdon is the highest point in Wales at 1,085m (3,560ft). This was the third GH Challenge, previous trips having been made along (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…)

New trustee appointed at Haemochromatosis UK

Haemochromatosis UK is delighted to announce an addition to our board with the appointment of new trustee and director Miss Katharine Hough effective immediately. Katharine has haemochromatosis and lives in London, though her family roots are in the North West of England. David Head, Chief Executive at the charity, welcomed the news saying “At 27 Katharine is our youngest trustee (Read more…)

Why do we organise the GH challenge?

The GH challenge is our biggest annual fundraising event. It runs every year in the summer, for 2018 a group of 50 GH patients and supporters will be hiking up and back down Snowdon. The group is made up of a wide range of people all with different abilities and reasons for joining in. We have families, experienced walkers, newly (Read more…)