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Sir Paul McCartney Guitar String Pendant - on sale now

paul McCartney guitar string pendant 2017

Sir Paul McCartney Recycled Guitar string pendant is now available through WEAR YOUR MUSIC in aid of the St Thomas Lupus Trust.

The 2017 pendant and recycled guitar string piece (donated to us by Paul McCartney) follows the success of the 2016 Guitar String bracelet. Wear Your Music is selling the item now to benefit the work St. Thomas Lupus Trust. View here. Numbers are very limited so don't hesitate or you may miss out.

The cost of the jewellery is $225 (approx £169 at current exchange rate) and profits will go to the important research and care work funded by the St Thomas Lupus Trust.  

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Paul McCartney guitar string bracelet auction, 20th October!


Bid on a one off guitar string bracelet made from guitar strings kindly donated by Sir Paul McCartney. The auction will take place on 20th October during Lupus Awareness month, live on facebook.

The bracelet will be made to measure for the winner and will be inscribed with the name of Paul McCartney.

For full details please click here.

For facebook info please click here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of exclusive music history!!

Lupus Awareness Month 2016

Lupus Awareness Month 2016

October is Lupus Awareness month and below are a few of the events going on during the month. This page will be updated so do keep checking back here.

During the month there will be auctions on eBay to raise funds for our vital lupus research. They will include: Butterfly brooches, limited Lupus cartoon print by Rick Brookes, Lucy in Sky t-shirt, a very special limited print from Patron Julian Lennon and a large one off signed framed print by Cynthia Lennon. Keep an eye on our eBay page here.

22 09 2016 6 October Photo

6th October | Celebrity Lupus Awareness event. Central Hall, St Thomas Hospital London from noon to 2pm. Lots of information about lupus and patients to talk to. If you're a fan of butterflies we will have butterfly themed jewellery and much more to purchase. Also our wristbands, pins and Beatles notelets will be on sale.

Making an appearance will be our fabulous Patron Kelle Bryan, Ricky Norwood who was recently runner up on Celebrity Big Brother and well known for playing Fatboy on Eastenders and Dr Sara Kayat who features on Channel 5 programme GP's behind closed doors and This morning, who knows all about lupus after working at the Louise Coote Lupus Unit!. So come along and meet us all.


22 09 2016 20 October Photo

20th October| A fantastic live auction on Facebook with a guitar string bracelet made from guitar strings donated to us by Paul McCartney. This is an opportunity to own a one off custom made bracelet and is extremely unlikely to ever be repeated again. For full details (and a place to sign up to be kept informed about the auction) please click here


22 09 2016 POP


Don't forget to POP! (put on purple) during October to help raise lupus awareness and share your photo on our facebook page as we love to see them. You can buy our purple wristbands and POP pins here

London band ‘Tibican’ releases single for Lupus!

London based Indie four piece ‘Tibican’ are launching a song ‘Your kisses work’, to benefit 3 lupus charities, including ourselves.

Here’s what Dom Scialo of Tibican had to say: “The song 'Your Kisses Work' has mainly been the project of myself, as my sister was diagnosed with lupus around two years ago. Having experienced, within the Tibican family, what life is like living with Lupus, we have decided to release our first charity single.

We thought the band would be an excellent foundation to provide some well deserved fundraising options to the organisations battling lupus.

'Your Kisses Work' was written and recorded by Tibican and produced by myself.
We also wrote a B-Side 'Wolf' which will be free to download to the first 150 people who purchase 'Your Kisses Work'.

It's been a long process but we're ecstatic to finally announce the imminent launch of 'Your Kisses Work' as part of our campaign to raise awareness for the St. Thomas’ Lupus Trust, Lupus UK & the Lupus Foundation of America.

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UK newspapers feature "Strings for Lupus"!




Coldplay and the Rolling Stones are among bands backing a charity drive to beat Lupus. A line-up of artists have donated their guitar strings to raise funds for the St Thomas’ Lupus Trust.
The organisation has teamed up with a jeweller to make unisex bangles from the strings, donated by Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and ex-Genesis strummer Steve Hackett. The first eBay auction in aid of the charity begins on March 14.
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BRIAN May, Coldplay and the Rolling Stones are backing a charity campaign to help cure a rare immune system disease. A line-up of rockers, including the Queen star, have donated their guitar strings to raise funds for the St Thomas Lupus Trust.
The charity has teamed up with a jeweller to make unisex bangles from the strings. Stones’ strummer Keith Richards has donated strings he used on the band’s new album. Sir Paul McCartney and Steve Hackett of Genesis have handed over the same. Coldplay have offered kit from their Viva La Vida album. The first eBay auction in aid of the charity begins on March 15.
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Brian May, Sir Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones have all donated guitar strings to raise money for the St Thomas' Lupus Trust.

The strings will be made into bangles and auctioned on eBay on Monday.
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Thanks to our nurse, Angie Barwick

It's with a heavy heart that we announce that our fantastic online Nurse, Angie Barwick, has finally taken retirement from our website advisory service as of 15th February 2016. For years, she's tirelessly supported many of us via the website and offered help and answers to those with Lupus, their friends and family, too. I'm sure you'll all join us in sending her thanks and best wishes for the future. 


Thanks for your support this Christmas!

If you're a company or someone that sends lots of Christmas cards you can still support us. Please click here and you will be taken to Charity Christmas cards website where you can place an order.
The cards can be personalised however you like, they can include your name, address, company logo website etc. You can also spread lupus awareness by having our logo printed on the cards too.
There are lots of designs to choose from and dependant upon which card you choose 10 - 50p per card is donated to us.
Please remember to select St.Thomas Lupus Trust as your chosen charity.
If you just want to purchase a small amount of cards please click here to go to our Christmas card page and whilst you're in our shop why not look at our gift range and lovely stocking fillers, all at discounted prices. Profits from everything you purchase goes towards our vital lupus research. Thanks!

‘Balstock’ festival supports the St Thomas Lupus Trust.


‘Balstock’ Hertfordshire’s biggest free music festival supports
the St Thomas Lupus Trust.

This year is Balstock's 10th Anniversary, with over 200 acts on 13 stages over 3 days. On the weekend of the 11th,12th & 13th of September, in Baldock, Hertfordshire and it's FREE! !

Artists include:  Joanovarc, Owen Stephen, Billy Skins 5th, Indi & the Vegas and all the way from Holland
Ritn Ditn.

With dedicated folk, metal, DJ and acoustic stages there's something for everyone's musical tastes. Come and join us for a weekend of fantastic music and atmosphere whilst raising money for the vitally important lupus research funded by the St Thomas' Lupus Trust.

We’d like to thank all the organisers, helpers, musicians and supporters of the festival for choosing the St Thomas Lupus Trust as their charity this year, it’s really appreciated.

Patron Julian Lennon and the St Thomas Lupus Trust hope that everyone has a fantastic time – and that you all dig deep for much needed donations for our charity.

You can easily donate to the St Thomas Lupus Trust and make a difference today Just choose any amount you want to donate from £1 and text to 70070 using our special Festival code BALS10.

For example: Text:  BALS10 £5 to 70070

Fundraising Event

May Fundraiser

Saturday 16th May 2015, 4pm 9pm

1 Cornmill Lane,
London City Mission Building,
London SE13 7DJ