The Thalidomide Society aims to provide a support network for people affected by thalidomide, their families and carers as well as those born with a similar dysmelic condition.
The Thalidomide Society was formed in 1962 by parents of children with disabilities caused by the drug commonly known as thalidomide. More than fifty years later, the Society is still supporting its now adult thalidomide-impaired members and their families.
The Society is a user-led organisation and the majority of the Board of Trustees is made up of thalidomide-impaired people.
thalidomide society aims to:
- To provide a supportive and friendly social network for thalidomide survivors and people with similar dysmelic conditions.
- To preserve the history of the thalidomide story.
- To assist researchers in their quest to promote and analyse the thalidomide story.
Established: January 1962
Registered Charity Number: 231708.
Board members: 7
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 020 8464 9048
Address: 29 Weymouth House BR2 0DD
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