How allergy UK is helping people with allergies

Allergies can affect anyone, at any age. An Allergy can be a life-changing and, in some cases, a life-threatening condition.

Allergy UK raises the profile of allergy at all levels by educating both those living with allergy and also Healthcare Professionals, providing advice and information and offering practical solutions to help identify and manage allergic conditions through everyday life. Everyone affected by allergy should receive the best possible care and support and not suffer in isolation and in fear.

Thousands of people contact their national Helpline every year, with millions visiting www.allergyuk.org to access the amazing depth of information, from eczema, hay fever, allergies from food and cows milk and anaphylaxis,

The allergy alerts service informs people of recalled products due to undeclared allergens on labels and keeps the allergic community safe.

Joshua’s Story

In preparation for my 13th birthday where I will reach the age of bar mitzvah, I have decided to take on 13 challenges/good deeds. With 5 Scout friends, I am going to take on the Chiltern 20 hike in October 2017. A tough 20km orienteering walk in the Chiltern Hills organised by Greater London North Scout County, to see what our physical ability is and to raise money for Allergy UK.

I am anaphylactic to peanuts and fish which means that if I eat either of them I could die. Allergy UK run a great service that informs its members of food that has been labelled incorrectly to ensure that people like me don’t eat the wrong thing.

In April a well-known brand incorrectly packaged up some sweets that contained peanuts. My mum received an alert informing her about the potentially deadly contamination and let me know. The very next day my Grandpa unwittingly purchased the product for us to share. I remembered the alert and we looked up the batch number, and it was indeed part of the contaminated batch. Allergy UK saved my life.

Joshua has since decided to raise funds for Allergy UK to help us reach more people with our potential life savings services. AllergyUK helps many people like Joshua every year, you can find more stories about their amazing supporters here.

Get in Touch

If you wish to contact AllergyUK, the helpline is available to call between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 01322 619 898. The website has free downloadable Factsheets for everyone to access at www.allergyuk.org.

If you’re still unsure whether you have an allergy, their friendly advisors can point you in the direction of your nearest allergy clinic and answer any questions you may have surrounding your condition.

You can donate to AllergyUK for free by watching their videos on the Wegiveit homepage

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