Albinism Fellowship Home Page

'Look on the Bright Side' - Adult & Family Weekend Conference
20-22 October 2017, Derbyshire


Welcome to the Albinism Fellowship website.

The Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. We also provide information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.

Our focus is on the United Kingdom & Ireland, but we also work closely with other albinism support groups around the world.

For the latest news from the Fellowship and details of upcoming events, please see the News & Events section.

For information about our mission, the services we offer, how to join and how you can support our work, please see the About the Fellowship section.

For general information and articles about albinism, along with personal stories from people with albinism, please see the About Albinism section.

If you have any queries about albinism or the Fellowship, please get in touch.

Latest Updates:

29/03/2017 - BIG NEWS - Bookings are now open for our Adult & Family Weekend Conference in October.
For the first time, there will also be an optional 'Adults with Albinism' day as part of the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

26/02/2017 - Report and photo from the recent Wales Event now up on the News Page.

18/02/2017 - NEW EVENT - Dublin Summer Get-Together on Sat 17 June.

28/01/2017 - NEW EVENT - Leicestershire Albinism Event in Houghton-on-the-Hill on Sat 25 March.

27/01/2017 - NEW EVENT - Scotland Albinism Event on Sun 28 May at the Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow.

11/01/2017 - SAVE THE DATE: New events in Derry/Londonderry on 29 April and Belfast on 20th May.

05/01/2017 - NEW EVENT FOR 2017: Wales Albinism Event - Sat 18th Feb, Cardiff.

01/01/2017 - Happy New Year to all of our supporters. We look forward to seeing you at our Family Weekend Conference in October, and other regional events throughout 2017.

16/12/2016 - NEW EVENT: Children's Christmas Party - Sat 17th December, Reading.

30/10/2016 - Albinism Fellowship 2016 Annual Report & Accounts are now available to download.

09/10/2016 - Nottingham Family Event on 12 Nov added to Events Page.

06/10/2016 - Draft Programme now available for Ireland One-Day Conference in Dublin.

21/09/2016 - Albinism Fellowship receives grant from Jeans for Genes Day 2016 - See news page for more details!

21/09/2016 - Added Under-Fives event in Woolwich, SE London, on 9th Oct.

15/09/2016 - Bookings are now open for the Ireland One-Day Conference in Dublin on 12th November. Bookings close on 31st October.

14/09/2016 - Our postal address has changed. Our new address is Albinism Fellowship, PO Box 2535, Ilford, IG1 8NY, England.

28/06/2016 - News Page updated with a report from the London BBQ.

16/06/2016 - News Page updated with reports from the recent events in Dublin and Derry/Londonderry as well as a round-up of Albinism Awareness Day coverage.
Save the Date: Our 2017 Family Weekend Conference will take place 20-22 October 2017 at the Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire.

31/05/2016 - We are pleased to announce that our Ireland One-Day Conference will take place on Saturday 12th November at Childvision in Dublin.

22/05/2016 - News Page updated with a report from the recent event in Glasgow.

19/05/2016 - Details of the Dublin Summer Get-Together on 11 June added. Note that this is at a new venue this year.

24/04/2016 - Don't forget that the Scotland Albinism Event at the Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow, is in just two weeks time, Sat 7 May.

16/03/2016 - Added more details of the upcoming Albinism event in Glasgow on 7 May.

01/03/2016 - Added details of the London Summer BBQ, which will take place on Sat 18th June.

15/02/2016 - Due to unforseen cirumstances, the Connect Albinism Information Day in Derry/Londonderry, originally scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed to Saturday 21st May.

04/02/2016 - Added details of new upcmoing events in Norwich and Brighton.

27/01/2016 - Details added of a Connect Albinism Information Day in Belfast.

17/01/2016 - Details added of a Family event in Scotland and a Charity Golf Day in London.

12/01/2016 - News Page updated with information about a Sports & Fitness Taster day for visually-impaired 13-17 yr olds in Hereford.

11/01/2016 - News Page updated with information about a VICTA event for 14-17 yr olds during the February half term.

10/01/2016 - News Page updated with information about a competition to develop a mobile app aimed at people with albinism with a €1000 prize!

08/01/2016 - News Page updated with an invitation to participate in a BBC4 documentary.

29/12/2015 - The Albinism Fellowship 2014/2015 Annual Report & Accounts are now available for download from the News Page.

18/12/2015 - Details added of a Saturday Lunch Get-Together in Kent on 20th Feb.

14/12/2015 - News Page updated with a report from the Leicestershire Christmas event & AGM.

04/12/2015 - News Page updated with a report from the Dublin Christmas event.

89/11/2015 - Details added of Christmas events in Dublin on 28th Nov and Whitwick, Leics on 5th December.

26/10/2015 - Details of a great opportunity to get involved in pan-European albinism collaboration added to the News Page.

25/10/2015 - Thanks to everyone who attended our Family Weekend Conference. A full report will follow soon.

11/10/2015 - News Page updated with some fundraising news.

09/10/2015 - Bookings for the Family Weekend Conference are now closed. We look forward to seeing you there.

03/10/2015 - The draft programme for the Family Weekend Conference is now available for download.
News Page updated with a report from the Brighton event and information about an upcoming weekend for young people run by LOOK.

27/09/2015 - Due to demand, the booking deadline for our Family Weekend Conference has been extended until Friday 9th October. If you are intending to come, please book as soon as possible.

14/09/2015 - Only two weeks left to book for our Family Weekend Conference. More information on the programme and other activities added to the Conference Page.

13/09/2015 - Information about a Féach family information day added to News Page.

07/09/2015 - Conference Page updated with information about financial support available for attending, and notes to assist parents when applying to take their children out of school on the Friday.

18/08/2015 - Bookings for the 2015 Family Weekend Conference are now open! A full programme and further information will be available shortly.

06/07/2015 - News Page updated with information about an opportunity to shape albinism research.

28/06/2015 - Programme added for next Saturday's Five Shires Event.

22/06/2015 - News Page updated with reports and photos from the London and Dublin BBQs.

15/06/2015 - Details of a Coffee & Cake Fun-Day in Brighton added to the Events Page.
Added round up of International Albinism Awareness Day to the news page.

02/06/2015 - News Page updated with a report from the Connect Albinism Event last Saturday in Belfast.

21/05/2015 - News Page updated with a request for volunteers to take part in an education research project.

07/05/2015 - Information about a new UN Albinism website added to the News Page.

30/04/2015 - Details for the London Summer BBQ and programme for the Connect Albinism Day in Belfast added to the Events Page.

15/04/2015 - Details of Five Shires Event on 4th July in Moreton-in-Marsh added to events page.

30/03/2015 - Report from Connect Albinism Day in Derry/Londonderry added to the News Page.

27/03/2015 - Details of Dublin Albinism Day & BBQ on 13th June added to events page.

23/03/2015 - Save the Date: The London Summer Get-Together will take place on Sat 13th June at a new venue, the RNIB Sunshine House School in Northwood.

23/02/2014 - News Page updated with information about upcoming events at the Science Museum intended for people with visual impairment.

08/02/2014 - News Page updated with information about an upcoming Nystagmus Network open day.

03/02/2015 - Details of Half Term Family Get-Together in London added to events page.

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