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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Charities Supporting Children, Young People and Families with Gut and Liver Conditions

BSPGHAN works closely with charities that provide information, support, resources and research funding to children, young people and families who have a gut or liver condition.

Please do visit their websites to find out more about their valuable work and how they can support you.

     Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF)              

    Formed in 1980, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases. We provide tailored support services to all those affected by childhood liver disease, deliver comprehensive information to healthcare professionals, patients and their families and provide them with one strong voice to effect change in the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric liver disease, giving them hope for the future. In addition we fund vital medical research through a number of grant calls throughout the year. CLDF have recently developed a research hub which aims to increase patient and public involvement through our network of research hub members. Members are parents, carers and young people affected by childhood liver conditions who have an interest in research design and supporting promotion of findings. For further information about our research programmes and the research hub visit 


    Telephone:      0121 212 3839


    Address:          36 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 3JY

    Crohns in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) 

    CICRA was founded in 1978 to fund research into Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, working towards better treatments and training of specialists. We continue to support the development of paediatric gastroenterology in the UK. We are working hard to find out what causes Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis and all forms of inflammatory bowel disease to help the thousands of children living with these conditions, including those with Very Early Onset IBD. 

    We lead research into better treatments, help children and families with information and support, work with health professionals to improve care and give children a voice to increase public understanding of Crohn’s and colitis. We believe that all children deserve a childhood unlimited by inflammatory bowel disease.

    Details on CICRA research awards can be viewed on .

    CICRA | 020 8949 6209 |


    Crohn's & Colitis UK                                               

    We are the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis. Right now, over 500,000 people are living with these lifelong conditions that too many people have never heard of. We are working to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to fund research into a cure, to raise awareness and to give people the hope and confidence to live their lives.




    Guts UK 

    Guts UK is the charity for the digestive system. We’re the only UK charity funding research into the digestive system from top to tail: the gut, liver, and pancreas. People are suffering, people are dying because of the lack of knowledge about our guts. It’s time the UK got to grips with guts.

    Since 1971 we have funded nearly 300 projects and invested almost £16 million pounds.

    With new knowledge, we will end the pain and suffering for the millions affected by digestive diseases. Guts UK’s research leads to earlier diagnoses, kinder treatments and ultimately, a cure.

    Guts UK’s vision is of a world where digestive disorders are better understood, better treated and everyone who lives with one gets the support they need.

    Our mission is to provide expert information, raise public awareness of digestive health and transform the landscape for research into our digestive system to help people affected by diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas.

    020 7486 0341

    EOS Network

    EOS Network connects with patients/carers, the general public, professionals and associated organisations globally with the aim of bringing people together to achieve our common goal.

    Our goals

    • To provide support for patients with Eosinophilic Diseases, their families and professional carers.

    • To increase awareness of Eosinophilic related conditions through education.

    • To raise funds to promote worldwide research for improved diagnosis, treatment and ultimately to find a cure for Eosinophilic Diseases.




    TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support) is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of all who were born with Oesophageal Atresia and/or Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (OA/TOF).  Our vision is for anyone born with OA/TOF to be able to live life unlimited, and we have been helping families through the challenges of bringing up a child with OA/TOF, VACTERL and associated conditions since 1982.   We are working towards a world in which those born with OA/TOF live long and healthy lives, unconstrained by the impact of being born with these conditions.

    We provide one-to-one support, and a range of information and resources to families/carers and adult patients. TOFS is a recognised source of information for professionals with an interest in OA/TOF. Through our Facebook group <>  we provide a platform where parents and carers of TOF children can discuss the problems they face and gain support from each other. We recognise that some people born with OA/TOF continue to need help and support as adults, which we endeavour to provide. 

    The TOFS charity also takes an active role in supporting research into the causes and implications of these conditions.  

    Website: <>

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