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

DD and Bev’s Choppertastic canal ride for RLG
DD and Bev’s Choppertastic Leeds-Liverpool canal ride for RLG Our charity now has an account with Just Giving to facilitate
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Date announced for 2020 Information Day!
An initial announcement that the Red Lion Group Information Day and AGM, 2020, will take place on Saturday 25 April at
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They came, they saw, and heard all about living with a pouch!
They came they saw, and heard all about living with an Internal Pouch….and ate some cake as well! Twenty-five years
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Calling All Fundraisers!
CALLING ALL FUNDRAISERS  The Red Lion Group is actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to help lead our 2019 fundraising drive. Raising
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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 can access the archive editions.




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