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It is with great sadness …

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death on January 20th of Pat Schooling, the Director and moving spirit behind Action Against Allergy. She was 92.

AAA, founded by Amelia Nathan Hill in 1978, was the first charity to be set up to support those with undiagnosed food allergy and intolerance. Amelia had suffered years of undiagnosed debilitating illness until, inspired by the late Dr Richard Mackarnass’ book, All in the Mind, she used elimination diets to identify the allergens that were ruining her life. She subsequently described her journey in ‘Against the Unsuspected Enemy’ the response to which led her to set up Action Against Allergy in 1978.

I do not know how Pat and Amelia originally met but, although not allergic herself, Pat soon became involved in the charity and, on Amelia’s death, took over its running as director, a position that she retained until her death.

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Welcome to Action Against Allergy

We have been providing information, advice and support to people made chronically ill through allergy and those who care for them since 1978.

Need help?

As Action Against Allergy no longer provides active help, please visit the Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK websites.

In addition, Pat’s supported charity has always been The Brook Hospital for Animals. Please visit their website. The Brook Hospital for Animals, 5th Floor Friars Bridge Court, 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NZ.


September 2020|

Sadly, due to lack of funding, Action Against Allergy (Registered Charity No.276637) had to close down in August 2020.  The website and any email address or telephone numbers associated with it are no longer monitored. However, [...]

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Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. She was chronically ill with migraine, stomach upsets, painful limbs and joints and other symptoms so severe that she was bedridden for long periods. Her doctor thought she was being poisoned!

After many years and help from methods devised by the late Dr Richard Mackarness using elimination diets,  Amelia was able to control her allergies and enjoy a normal life. She wrote her own story of her fight for health, Against the Unsuspected Enemy, which inspired thousands to write to her to share their own allergy problems and express their desperate need for help. Amelia founded AAA to give that help – and it has done so ever since.

We used to offer help, support and advice through our forums, articles, newsletters and events.  This website is now staying active for reference only.

Articles To Help Youdots7

Please see just four articles which may help you understand your health problems and give you advice on how best to manage them. If you would like to view all our articles, then please go to our Articles page (located under Allergy Management) where you can select a category to see all the articles for that subject.

Coping With Feeding Difficulties In Children With Allergies

For parents of food allergic children mealtimes can be a daily problem. But a dose of expert knowledge can go a long way. At AAA:s invitation, Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst, from the Children's Allergy Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital, took to the stage in [...]

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Allergy Newsletter is a colourful journal published in Spring, Summer and Winter. It was FREE to members of Action Against Allergy and available to non-members at £5 per issue. We no longer generate this newsletter, but back issues are still available to existing members.

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There are a wealth of articles and information in our back issues. Please click the button below to see a summary for each of our last three back issues.

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NO.128 Spring 2020

What effect has the growing vegan trend on options for food allergics? And how are consumers to be kept safe? Current thinking by the FSA and other experts feature in this packed issue.
To see a preview of the front cover content, please click here.

IBS Clinicdots7

From 13 – 24 April 2020 talkhealth will team up with Action Against Allergy, Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC to present an Online Clinic on Bowel Issues & IBS.

Clinical experts will be available to answer questions on issues surrounding bowel incontinence, bowel cancer, constipation, IBS and any other bowel issues. The clinic is an online forum, Please contact www.talkhealthpartnership.com if you are unsure how it works!

Those who will be waiting to help you include:

Dr Jamal Hayat, Consultant Gastroenterologist;

Karen Irwin, Bladder & Bowel UK Continence Nurse Adviser and

Dr Mani Naghibi, Gastroenterology Consultant;

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