PNH Support is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charities Commission (number 1161518). The organisation was started in 2015 by patients who realised there was a need for an independent, patient led, legal platform through which we could engage with the many stakeholders in our world. These include the NHS, the PNH National Service, homecare providers, pharmaceutical companies developing new treatments, the National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence and other patient organisations both locally and internationally.
As a result of PNH being a rare disease, it is very easy for a person living with PNH to never meet another person in the same situation. PNH Support values peer-to-peer support and considers it to be an essential and valuable way for people living with PNH (and their families) to share their experiences, support one another and reduce isolation. We wanted to create a community that could engage together with our stakeholders because together we are stronger!
We hope this website provides a place that those who have been living with PNH for some time as well as the newly diagnosed can find reliable and relevant information.
Our organisation comprises of four volunteer trustees as well as our members.
Please see our Membership page for more information.
PNH Support’s Objects
Our formal objects, as stated in the Constitution are as follows:
• To promote, protect and preserve the physical and mental health of those diagnosed with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (“PNH”) who reside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (either permanently or temporarily) through the provision of support, education, advocacy and practical advice;
• To advance the education of patients with PNH who reside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in particular but not exclusively by the provision of advice and a point of contact for newly diagnosed PNH patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
PNH Support is governed by a Constitution which is based on a template provided by the Charities Commission.
Although we are a charity manned by volunteers, we need funds to run and maintain the charity, cover trustees' expenses, hold patient meetings and educational conferences, attend international conferences and support members' with travel and accomodation expenses where required.
PNH Support has prevously received project grant funding Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc and Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc.
PNH Support is registered for Gift Aid in case those eligible would like to utilise this to enhance their donation. A Gift Aid form can be found here
Fundraising and Sponsorship
Does your place of work sponsor charities on a regular basis or do you know of any companies that sponsors charities? Would you like to fundraise for us? If so please contact us.
Give as You Live
You can also raise money for us by shopping on the internet through Give as You Live
All you need to do is log on to their website and choose PNH Support and then carry on with your internet shopping and we will receive a commission.
If you would like to make a donation, please click the button below. You will be directed to an external website which we have chosen because it does not take a commission from your donation.