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.
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.
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
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 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.
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. View page
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. View page
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. View Page
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 Lupus.org.uk 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.
‘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.
Thursday 18th June 2015. Chartham Park Golf & Country Club. Chartham Park, East Grinstead.
The Day (£75): Morning 8.30am Arrival - Coffee & Bacon Rolls 10.00am Shot Gun Tee Off Afternoon 2.15pm BBQ Luncheon 3.00pm Prize Giving 3.30pm Departure
Buggies There are limited Golf Buggies available so to book yours contact the pro shop directly on 01342-870-340.
Not Golfing? Why not make use of the Chartham Park Spa, Pool and Gym, we have a special day rate available. Just call us for details on 01732-773399 ask for Honor.
Sponsor a Hole We offer the wiser corporate advertiser the chance to sponsor a hole for the day. For the minimum sum of £50 (although we would love you to donate more), we will design and erect a board with your corporate name on it, to be seen by everyone walking the course. The 9th and 18th Holes will go to the highest bidder.