How we did
What do you need from AGSD-UK?
On this UN International Volunteer Day of 5th December, AGSD-UK asks “Could you volunteer to join our web team?”
Rowena Barnard has taken on managing AGSD-UK’s social media, on a volunteer basis, and it has sprung into life.
Gary Thompson sends some photos he took of the fun and the business at our Annual Conference and AGM over 5/6 October.
We mark the passing of Dr Clive Tonks in his mid-eighties. He was a past trustee and committee member of AGSD-UK.
Use the scroll links to move back and fore through our news stories.
What and who we are
- National support group for those affected by Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) and their families.
- Membership based with an elected board of trustees.
- A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
- Collaborators with UK rare disease and international GSD goups.
You tell us how we did…
It is really valuable for staff, volunteers and members to hear feedback on our efforts. Please use the “Message us” form.
Thank you to Pompe friends
Thank you to my Pompe friends, Julie Garfield is a real treasure who inspires me to try even harder; the AGSD-UK Specialist Care Adviser, Jane Lewthwaite, who never fails to be there when I need her; and the PST for working to make lives better.
Always there for me
Very caring, patient, informative, supportive and knowledgeable about McArdle’s. Always good about answering questions anyone has about GSD5 and related health concerns. Been there for me whenever I’ve needed.
Marie Buck, USA
Understanding, supportive and informative
AGSD-UK were a lifeline when I was first diagnosed with Pompe. Understanding, supportive and informative.
Huge thanks for PIP help
Huge thanks to Jane Lewthwaite for all her help and support with my PIP application. Very much appreciated.
Help for first time in 37 years
Dear Andrew, thank you for helping me better understand and accept my condition. It was the first time in 37 years that someone actually helped me to do that and to fully live my life guilt-free.
Christos Panoilias, Greece
You have given me confidence that I have found the right source to turn to if I need to investigate whether I am a carrier of Pompe as well. It is very a comforting thought. Thank you very much.
Advice and expertise
I can’t express how grateful we are to Andrew Wakelin for his superb advice and support. And to Jane Lewthwaite, without whose professional expertise, dedication and hard work we’d be at a loss. So a very heartfelt ‘Thank you’.
Welcome… and thanks
Welcome Neil, looking forward to seeing AGSD-UK develop further under your leadership. Many thanks to Allan for all your hard work and support over the 8 years since I was diagnosed. Best wishes to you and Barbara.
I am so lucky to get to know your organization and be exposed to other professional expertise, and most importantly get to learn from patients’ stories.
Medical professional, UAE
Forever in my mind
I enjoyed the photos of the walking course this year. I will always be grateful for my week in Wales. What I learned from you will forever be in the back of my mind.
Lorraine Baguley, Australia
The organisers of the Inca Trail trek to Macchu Pichu have accepted the letter you wrote and I am now cleared to go. Thank you so much, you are a star!
Thanks to Allan
Huge, huge thanks to Allan. Your dedication and hard work made an incredible difference. Welcome Neil. Hope to see you all at the conference.
Help with diagnosis
I really appreciate all your help and support, even though my daughter’s diagnosis was not a muscle GSD.
Letter of support
Thank you for writing the letter of support! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am. I feel confident that I will now be taken much more seriously.
Thanks AGSD-UK. I properly loved Wales, such a wonderful time, the most beautiful weather and lovely friends.
Thank you for once again arranging a wonderful week of walks, fun and friendship. We are indebted to you for all that you do for us.
Publications and posts
We are learning a lot with you and your writings! Your work is changing the way people see illness, not only McArdle’s, but others. Never will thank you enough.
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