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

Date announced for 2019 Information Day
An initial announcement that the Red Lion Group Information Day and AGM, 2019, will take place on Saturday 27 April at
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Decision-Making in IBD Dysplasia Questionnaire
A research team of doctors at St Mark’s Hospital want to speak to people who have had a colectomy and ileoanal pouch due to their
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World champion fitness model swaps stoma-bag for J-pouch
Body image is the most compelling reason why most of us opt to have an ileal pouch. So someone who
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Kangaroo Club – Information Day
The Kangaroo Club –  a pouch support group based in Oxford – is holding its next annual Information Day on
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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 the latest edition of ROAR! Please contact us to request the password.

Visitors are welcome to view the archive editions.




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