Become a Friend

As a small but national charity providing support and information to over 1,000 people, including patients, their families, carers and professionals, BBS UK are reaching out for help, so that we can continue to offer free membership to everyone who needs it.

To become a Friend, you can choose from any of the below options:

  1. Donate monthly - regular donations provide a reliable source of income that we can direct to where it is most needed. It also allows us to plan ahead more effectively, ensuring that we can continue to offer the best care and support for all those affected by BBS.
  2. Collection box - donations can be collected using our official BBS UK collection box at fundraising events, or can be fixed securely in a shop or business.
  3. Fundraising events - organising a fundraising event is a great way to not only raise funds for the charity, but to also raise awareness of BBS.
  4. Gift in will - a donation to BBS UK can be left in a will.

How to become a friend of BBS UK

What support does BBS UK provide?

Your contribution, however small, makes a huge difference to the individuals and families we help and enables us to continue to sustain a high level of support.

Examples of what we have achieved over the last 12 months includes:

  • Specialised NHS clinics providing support and advocacy services: Overview of BBS Clinics Service - BBSUK
  • Provision of an Advice Service
  • Support for families with accessing local authority support, benefits and housing applications and Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Provision of newsletters and information booklets: BBS UK Publications - BBSUK
  • Support for BBS research programmes including those looking at mental health and wellbeing, kidney function and sight loss: Research - BBSUK
  • Organised subsidised events including the annual conference, activity and social events
  • Support for newly diagnosed families with information and regular contact
  • Provision of support, advice and information via our social media channels

What do BBS UK members say about us?

We are a lifeline to so many people and it is vital we can continue to offer this kind of support.

Our members told us recently what the charity means to them; their words are testament to the impact we have and would like to continue to have in the future: