A Support Group for people with an Internal Pouch

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 latest edition on the website. 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?


Become a member of the Red Lion Pouch Support Group and receive additional benefits including priority and discounted attendance at the annual Information Day hosted at St. Mark’s Hospital and receive printed copy and online access to latest edition of ROAR!

RLG membership gives you access to a wide community of pouchees and potential pouchees and their families and friends; allowing the sharing of pouch-related experiences and tips to help in your day to day pouch management. Membership costs £10 (£5 for hardship cases, and free for under 16s) per year. Please click below to sign up as a member.

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What's New

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

Your Internal pouch, dehydration and fragile skin
With our limited reservoirs for storing food and liquids, dehydration and dry skin are common problems for many pouchees. Acting
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Everything you wanted to know about your internal pouch….
Everything you wanted to know about your internal pouch but were afraid to ask Are you aware of the wealth
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25th anniversary special – from the first chairman of the RLG
The first chair of the Red Lion Group reflects on the heady days that marked the launch of the Red
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Treasurer required – Join the Red Lion Group committee!
Would you like to help run the Red Lion Group by joining the committee? We’re a friendly bunch of people
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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.