The Red Lion Group is a UK pouch support charity

About Us

About Us

The Red Lion Group is a UK pouch support charity for people who have, or are considering having, an ileo-anal pouch.

The pouch support group was founded in 1994 by a group of patients and staff at St. Mark’s Hospital in London and gained charitable status in 1997.


Why Join the
Red Lion Group?

Become a member to receive ROAR! newsletter 2 or 3 times a year and access the ROAR! archives on the web site. Every spring we hold our annual Information Day event at St. Mark’s Hospital which members can attend at a reduced rate.

Why Join the <br>Red Lion Group?


Membership costs £10 (£5 for hardship cases, and free for under 16s) per year. Please complete our membership form and post to us with your cheque.

Membership Form

What's New

Stay up-to-date with all of our latest news, events and stories

Information day 2018
The 2018 Information Day took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the St. Mark’s Hospital in Harrow. We were
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My Catheter Conversion
I’ve just had to pay a large fine for wasting hospital time – or at least I should have done.
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From Rome to Raphael
How pregnancy and childbirth affected my pouch Knowing that many pouch owners have trouble conceiving, I feel almost guilty that
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Someone’s Looking After Me
Karen Hawkins’ journey from purgatory to pouch took three years and at times the going was extraordinarily tough. She can
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ROAR! Magazine

ROAR! Magazine

We publish a magazine called Roar! two or three times a year and meet once a year at an Information Day to hear guest speakers and take part in group seminars covering topics of interest to pouch owners and prospective pouch owners.

Only members have access to archived ROAR issues. Please contact us to request the password.




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