The Thalidomide Society was formed in 1962, and incorporated in 1963, by parents of children with impairments caused by thalidomide, which had been dispensed under the name of Distaval in the UK. The Society began primarily as a support group for the children, their families and carers as there was little or no help from the UK government and health authorities
The Society’s current activities include fundraising, oral history, research and archiving as well as providing our usual support network. To fund its activities, the Society depends mainly upon investment income, individual donations, legacies, corporate donations and funds from government or other bodies. If you would like to help us in this way please follow the link to Just Giving on the Home page or contact the Secretary of the Society for more information.