The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust is a UK Registered Charity dedicated to the raising of awareness, understanding and support for the chronic, debilitating skin disorder Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).
Hidradenitis Suppurativa is estimated to affect only 1% of the UK population, however these figures could in effect be higher due to mis-diagnosis, and those who suffer alone in silence, as the disease dominates the most intimate areas of the sufferer, thus leaving some people too ashamed or embarrassed to go to their doctor.
Our aim is to increase public knowledge and educate the medical profession on the symptoms, treatments and severities of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and to provide vital funds for the purpose of research into causes, prevention and treatment.
In 2010, we kick started our new awareness campaign, with the introduction of the blue Hidradenitis Suppurativa ribbon. The Blue Ribbon Awareness Campaign will be used to to raise the profile of HS, with the ribbon itself aimed at becoming the recognised symbol of HS awareness in the UK.
Based in Kent, England, and formed in 2007 by a HS sufferer and supporters, they all shared their time voluntarily to organise and run the charity to achieve the very best outcome. In 2009, The British Association for Hidradenitis Suppurativa became the first UK registered charity dedicated to HS. In 2012 the charity was renamed The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust.
We are regulated by the Charity Commission to whom we are required to submit our annual report and financial statements, up-to-date information about our Trustees and other administrative information.
In the Annual reports your will find information on our governance, structure and management, and detailed accounts of our finances. These can all be downloaded using the links below:
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2013/2014
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2012/2013
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2011/2012
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2010/2011
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2009/2010