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Around one third of the UK population (approximately 19 million people) will develop an allergy at some time in their lives.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity solely focused on supporting people at risk of severe allergic reactions. Read more stories about living with allergies and anaphylaxis in our news centre.
Stephanie talks to us about how glitter has helped her educate children all about severe allergies in her bid to improve allergy awareness in schools
22nd October 2018
In July of 2016, Stephanie and her family made the big move from Canada to Cardiff. For anyone, moving across oceans and time zones is an adjustment but for Stephanie there was another element to consider, her son William’s severe allergies. Stephanie’s idea of raising awareness of severe allergies and anaphylaxis in schools began when […]
Aadam talks to us about how some careful forward planning and having a plan led to him going on the trek of a lifetime through the Wahabi desert
14th June 2018
Travelling to the far corners of the world has never been more accessible; the thought of being able to experience new cultures, push yourself out of your comfort zone and take on ‘bucket list’ style challenges has seen some of us reaching for the passport and packing a bag. However, when you’re living with a […]
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5th December 2018
When considering everyday life with a severe allergy, you wouldn’t necessarily be aware of the impact this would have on routine tasks, such as playing football. Anaphylaxis Campaign Support Group Leader Tracey Dunn highlights the areas she has to think about when choosing football coaching for son Frank and how preparation was key for a […]
A report by ITV news has highlighted a spike in severe allergic reactions to food and drinks bought in UK restaurants and takeaways
3rd December 2018
ITV news recently ran a report that uncovered an increase in the number of complaints raised about allergen labelling by food businesses. They wrote to every council in the UK asking them how many complaints they had received in the last three years regarding allergic reactions, 258 councils responded to their request. These councils reported […]
Upset family after choosing to change their travel plans to safeguard their child who has a severe allergy to nuts
3rd December 2018
On October 29th, 2018, the Weston family choose to change their flights between Britain and Peru due to Iberia Airlines refusing to stop serving nuts on-board the plane. The Weston’s claim the crew refused to notify other passengers about their sons potentially life-threatening allergy and were also told it was not company policy to ban […]
Anaphylaxis Campaign CEO attends a roundtable meeting with Secretary of State Michael Gove to discuss allergen labelling laws
30th November 2018
On Monday 26th November Lynne Regent, CEO of the Anaphylaxis Campaign attended a productive roundtable meeting with the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the Food Minister David Rutley, specialists, industry stakeholders, academics and clinicians. Discussion focused on the review of allergen labelling following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after eating a baguette from Pret […]