President's Charity 2018
My charity is Lupus UK in memory of my father who was eventually diagnosed in his 80s and told that he had probably had SLE for several years. Lupus is an incurable immune system illness, probably genetic in origin and mainly suffered by females but men and children can also be affected.
‘LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. We presently have over 5500 Members and a number of Regional Groups around the UK who arrange medical talks, publish local newsletters, set up local occasions and organise fundraising events.
LUPUS UK also produces an informative national magazine with lupus articles, letters, reports, and photographs, and operates a strong Grant Programme for research purposes and welfare. ‘