2024 Allergy Conference

The 24th February is a special occasion as the in-person allergy conference for parents carers takes place again in Kent – Understanding Allergies. We are extremely proud of the day and our amazing specialists in the fields of Allergy, Asthma, Dermatology, Dietetics and Psychology.

Fantastic expert panel

The fantastic Dr Helen Brough, a consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Immunology at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London, and Dr Francesca Sawyer a clinical psychologist with Allergy interests at who is an advisory board member at SBF. A full list of our speakers can be seen online at: https://shorturl.at/szILY 

Great guest speakers

We welcome guest speakers Natalie, who is the founder and lead trainer at the Allergy Badge, an accredited allergy training provider, Hazel Gowland a food allergy expert patient, researcher and university lecturer, Catherine Sutton from Airborne Allergy Action and Simone Miles from Allergy UK—all dedicated to bringing their expertise to parents and carers.


Would you like to sponsor this event? A big thank you once again to sponsors already signed up: ThermaFisher, Kitt Medical and Creative Nature.

Looking ahead

If you would like to offer your services towards the 2024 conference, contact the Sadie Bristow foundation. Donations can be made online at www.sadiebristowfoundation.org.uk/donate

Will you help us organise 2024's conference?

We are also offering those in the hospitality sector a chance to learn ‘How to administer adrenaline or help during an anaphylactic reaction’ at our conference. If you’d like to get involved or attend please get in touch at info@sadiebristowfoundation.org.uk Sponsoring our work enables us to reach families and professionals with life-saving allergy information.

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New Bursary for Families

Update from Clare Bristow, CEO of The Sadie Bristow Foundation

One of our goals is to provide an Allergy Clinic.
Whilst we aren’t there yet we can confirm we have set up a special Bursary.

This is open to anyone who lives with a child with allergies.
You can apply for funds from the Bursary and if successful you will receive a one-to-one consultation with an allergy specialist, access to a dietician, dermatologist and phycologist.

We are so thrilled to be able to work with Dr Helen Allergy to deliver this specialist care.

Half Marathon 2024!!!

This time I am running with our ambassador Thalina

I’m teaming up with Tee from Allergies in Bold to take on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon in aid of our foundation.

Please consider sponsoring us! https://donate.kindlink.com/Sadie-Bristow-Foundation/4452 and be sure to add ‘marathon donation’ in your message.

Alongside being a mum and running the charity I have been studying for my Masters Degree in Philanthropy.

The title of my thesis was: How has philanthropy supported families with allergies? And how can it be developed in the future?


Shout-Out to our fundraisers Over the summer we have been grateful to see many of you raise money for the Sadie Bristow Foundation.

Three Peaks Challenge

A group from the ISG Lloyds retail team took on the Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £3,000.

It was such a huge undertaking and we are so thankful to them all! This incredible amount was then matched by their company.

They encountered all kinds of weather – from sunshine to hailstones – and before conquering Scafell Pike (Lake District), and Snowdon (Wales) they endured a demanding 10- hour climb of Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Peak, Peddle and Paddle Challenge

A huge thank you two young fundraisers, Jake and Phoebe, who along with their dads, took on a unique ‘Peak, Peddle and Paddle’ challenge. Their fundraising feat started with a trek Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in England/Wales.

They then road bikes through the Welsh countryside, leading them to the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala), the longest lake in Wales. There they completed this triathlon by paddleboarding and kayaking the entire length of the lake.

Support Group

We have had several successful meet-ups and online sessions.

We also have a new addition to our Advisory Board: Dr Francesa Sawyer will be providing support and advice to parents. Francesca is a chartered clinical psychologist who specialises in paediatrics and child development. With a focus on allergies and anxiety Francesca is all about equipping families with the tools and strategies to tackle anxiety head-on, leading to improved well-being and an enhanced quality of life.

Join our team

Our work is made possible with the help of generous individuals who give their time and financial support to further the work of the Sadie Bristow Foundation. We are currently recruiting the following roles:

  • Secretary (VACANCY)

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you, please email: info@sadiebristowfoundation.org.uk.

Clare was also invited to speak at the Anaphylaxis UK Symposium which was a proud moment.
If you would like Clare to speak at an event or to your school/workplace get in contact.