Lupus is a disease of the immune system where the body’s defence mechanism begins to attack itself which can cause inflammation in the joints, muscles and other organs. Lupus mimics other diseases, i.e. multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and ME. It can affect any part of the body and can cause many different symptoms. 90% of patients are female and usually of childbearing age.

LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. We presently have over 5,000 members and Regional Groups who arrange medical talks, publish local newsletters, set up social occasions and organise fundraising events. LUPUS UK also produces an informative national magazine with lupus articles, letters, reports and photographs, and operates a strong Grants Programme for research purposes and welfare.

Donations support LUPUS UK in the following ways:

  • To help the lupus patient who may feel alone and isolated

  • To assist those in need as they seek diagnosis

  • To inform the public and the medical profession about Lupus UK

  • To improve national awareness about lupus and its impact

  • To maintain a network of Regional Groups and Contacts

  • To fund further research into the causes and towards a cure