It’s taken over a year to actually sort out a meeting but it’s finally happened… on Wednesday I flew to Ireland for the first meeting of a group of people who are soon to be the Trustees for Hyperemesis Ireland, a charity to support women and families affected by hyperemesis gravidarum in the Republic of Ireland.
Like Pregnancy Sickness Support in the UK Hyperemesis Ireland will have volunteers to provide one-to-one support, a helpline which will operate as an answerphone/call-back system, and a website to provide information to women and healthcare professionals. It will also seek to raise awareness, promote excellence in care and treatment for hyperemesis and support research with Patient and Public Involvement.
It’s early days and the charity is currently being registered and going through the legal process of being set up. It has yet to get a logo and website and so on but bear with us it won’t be long.
What we really need to get it off the ground is volunteers to register their interest. Then we need fundraisers. We’ve had a donation to get it off the ground but for the charity to survive and thrive women in Ireland are going to need to do some fundraising – Cake sales at work, fun runs, sky dives… whatever you can think of… get fundraising and make sure Hyperemesis Ireland is a success!
If you would like to volunteer for Hyperemesis Ireland please fill in this form and someone will get in touch in the next few weeks.