SCS 40th Anniversary

The Sickle Cell Society’s 40th Anniversary Page

The Sickle Cell Society is turning 40! To celebrate our 40th year we are running a whole host of events and activities. We would love for you to celebrate with us and get involved. This page is the central hub of all activities and is the best place to stay informed on everything we get up to in our 40th year. Make sure you also become a member and sign-up for updates so you never miss a thing. Thank you for a brilliant 40 years. Here is to another 40 and beyond!

Stay Informed

If you want to stay informed about what the Society will be up to then make sure you Become a Member. If you are already a member but haven’t been receiving our recent updates then make sure you update your membership profile here; it’s easy to do and means you won’t miss out.

40th Anniversary Fundraising Appeal

For 40 years, the Sickle Cell Society has been delivering research and educational projects, supporting individuals and families and influencing policy.

As well as celebrating the achievements of the Society, we need your help to ensure we can continue to make a positive difference to people affected by Sickle Cell Disease over the next 40 years.

Your support is invaluable to us. We’re asking you to fundraise, donate, take part in, or run your own event, volunteer or help us raise awareness. Every bit of help from you will make a difference.

Please help us to achieve £40,000 and make our 40th Anniversary appeal a success!

Set up your own fundraiser or donate here:

Previous Events

40th Anniversary Gala Ball

A massive thank you to everyone who came to our 40th Anniversary Gala Ball on Saturday 14th September. We had such an amazing time celebrating with you! 

Photos from our red carpet reception are now on sale! If you din’t get a chance to buy them on the day, make sure you get your copy now. 

You can look through the photos and buy yours here: The event password is: Hotel

Heart & Soul Uplifting Concert

10th March 2019 – Stoke-on-Trent

We loved partnering with SCIPE at their annual Heart and Soul Uplifting concert. We had amazing performances from the B-Positive Choir, the Emmanu’-el Apostolic Gospel Academy, Donna Marie, Peter Spence and DD King. It was also a great opportunity for our chair of trustees, Kye Gbangbola, to raise awareness and funds for sickle cell and to celebrate our 40th anniversary! 

Special thanks to our trustee, Carol Burt, and everyone at SCIPE for organising this fantastic event. Thank you to everyone who came along and who donated. 

B-Positive Choir

Kye Gbangbola MBA (Chair of Trustees)

Emmanu’-el Apostolic Gospel Academy

Odd Squad Fitness Boot Camp

23rd March 2019 – Woolwich

We had a fantastic time at the Odd Squad Fitness Boot Camp. This fundraising event raised over £600 was all about having fun, getting fit, and celebrating 40 years of the Sickle Cell Society. A huge thank you to everyone who came and to our trustee Sheree, and everyone else who was involved in organising it.

Sheffield Patient Education Day

Lord Mayor of Sheffield 

Gloria Ogunbadejo and Shaun Emmitt

Dr Josh Wright

John James OBE (SCS)

Mark Thaxter (NHS England)

Hannah and Navlet Reid (SYSCO)

Thanksgiving Service