With the growing prevalence of severe allergy, the work of the Anaphylaxis Campaign has never been more important.
Please help us to continue our vital support and information services through these challenging times
Every penny will help us to increase awareness and minimise risks to people with severe allergies right across the UK
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Read Sorcha’s story
“My six-year-old daughter went into anaphylactic shock after eating a peanut for the first time, an allergy that we had no idea she had. She was extremely poorly and nearly died, and I had to stand and watch her be resuscitated in the back of an ambulance – from eating one peanut.
As people who had never been educated on how severe food allergies can be, I was completely in the dark to the new life situation we had found ourselves in, and how to manage this for my child.
I signed up to become a member of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, a charity I found who supports families with allergies.
They provided me with all of the tools I needed to keep my daughter safe such as travel advice on what to do when abroad (Travel insurance tips, Allergy translation cards, heat resistant epipen bags), regular alerts on food items that are being recalled to warn of allergy items, sending newsletters sharing stories of other families, holding support groups where you can speak to others about how you are feeling.
Because of the support we received, it is vital that this charity is able to continue to do their amazing work, and with the current focus in the media at the moment around food allergies this charity is more important than ever. That’s why I decided to fundraise for them – we ran the 5K glow in the park and raised £1943!”
Kate Napier, mother of Sorcha, 8