Dr. Frankland MBE, who in March 2015 celebrated his 103rd birthday, has supported the Campaign since it was founded in 1994.
Amongst his many achievements Dr. Frankland bought the pollen count to public attention and was assistant to Alexander Fleming (who famously discovered penicillin). Dr. Frankland has also made a significant contribution to a number of organisations which have raised the profile of allergy and spearheaded research into new treatments.
Read more in the series of articles “A Life in Allergy“ which originally appeared in Outlook, the membership magazine of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
David Reading OBE is a former journalist who co-founded the Anaphylaxis Campaign after his 17-year-old daughter Sarah died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in October 1993.
David spent 34 years as a writer and editor with various publications across the UK, including a prominent food and drink journal. After the Anaphylaxis Campaign was founded in January 1994, he worked voluntarily for the organisation as its chairman, became part-time director in 1996, and became full-time director in the summer of 1999. He was awarded an OBE for his work in 2005.
David retired from full-time work with the Campaign at the end of 2009, but retains the title of Honorary Vice-President and works part-time for the organisation at its office in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Timothy Eric Boswell, Baron Boswell of Aynho
Lord Boswell of Aynho joins us from the Latex Allergy Support Group where he was also their president. He is an English Politician who was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Daventry from 1987.
In July 2002, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Education & Skills and for Disabilities. In June 2003 he relinquished his disability responsibilities to concentrate on post-sixteen education. In November 2003, he was appointed a Shadow Minister for Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs, and in November 2004 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Work & Pensions.
From June 2005 to July 2007 Lord Boswell was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Party Chairman. He retired from the frontbench duties in 2007 and was elevated to a peerage in July 2010. He has been a Governor of Cardiff Metropolitan and Northampton Universities and became a Fellow of City and Guilds in 2005. He became a Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire in 2010. In May 2012 he was appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees in the Lords.