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Anna Denmark is raising money for Haemochromatosis UK

Fundraising for The Haemochromatosis society

Event date: 23rd November 2014

Total raised so far

56%

£280 of £500 target by 17 supporters

+£65 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

I want to help raise money and awareness for the Haemochromatosis society, to help with the research and support they provide. So am I doing the Norwich half marathon this November, something I thought I would never be doing and is going to be very challenging.

http://www.haemochromatosis.org.uk/index.html

Haemochromatosis, or GH (Genetic Haemochromatosis), is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from the diet: the iron is then deposited in various organs, mainly the liver, but also the pancreas, heart, endocrine glands, and joints.

Normally the liver stores a small amount of iron for the essential purpose of providing new red blood cells with iron, vital for health. When excessive quantities of iron are stored in the liver it becomes enlarged and damaged. Deposits of iron may also occur in other organs and joints, causing serious tissue damage.

The Haemochromatosis Society was established in 1990 in order to help, support and provide information for those affected by Haemochromatosis (Iron Overload Disorder). Membership has grown over the years, but to date the Society has not employed paid staff. The volunteer board, advisors and adminstration staff work to further Society's aims, which are;

To SUPPORT people with GH by providing help with their problems and ensuring that their relatives are tested in due time. The quarterly newsletter provides news and views from members in the UK and from around the world. Opportunities to meet other members living nearby are arranged if they wish.

To promote AWARENESS among the health professions, patients and their families, the general public and policy makers so that the condition may be diagnosed and treated in time. There is also a need to overcome the misconceptions that GH is rare, that only middle-aged men are at risk, and women are seldom affected until their menopause.

To encourage and support RESEARCH, and provide resource material for the allied medical professions. The Society keeps up to date on the latest studies.

I hope to receive all your kind support from my close friends and family for this great society.


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Anna Denmark is fundraising for

Haemochromatosis UK

Charity number: 1001307

Recent donations

5 years ago

Josh+Mimi

Sorry it's late but well done! Great effort xx

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Ben + Hannah

Well Done Anna!!!!! :)

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Ashley

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

kerry moore

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Willem

Well done girls

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Lyndsey

well done you!!!! sorry it took me so long to donate! mwah x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Zoe Birt

Good luck :)

£10.00

5 years ago

Jadey xxx

Go Anna go!!!!!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Mitch's mummy

Enjoy it.. well done ya fabulous :)

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Laura

£10.00

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