Welcome to our 25th anniversary site Dedicated to celebrating our special year

What’s included in this site?


Bringing you the latest updates about our annual National Pituitary Conference and Gala Dinner.


What’s going on? What will our fundraisers announce especially for our anniversary?

Stats and facts

We’ve put together special statistics and facts about the amazing 25 years that we’ve had.

Thank you

Together, we’ve created a blog especially so you can say thank you to those around you!

How to donate

Every single donation makes a huge difference to our hard-working charity.

Our 25th Anniversary

Here for the next 25 years

Whilst celebrating The Pituitary Foundation offering support and information for the past 25 years, we want to be able to do this for the next 25 years. People with pituitary conditions and their families won‘t be alone, unsupported and uninformed in the future – we will work as hard as ever to be here for everyone who needs us. Our goal to reach 2044 (in 25 years’ time) as a charity will need your help, as always.

We want to look after all of those in our community as they go through their journey – right through to the golden years.

We want to offer support to those who are just diagnosed – they should never be alone.

We want to care for the families of little ones – through nappies to college and onwards.

We want to be here for you all.
Can you help us be here?

gala dinner

You are cordially invited


to join us at our Gala Dinner

Join us for a champagne reception, three course meal, entertainment and an evening of celebration. Saturday 27th April 2019, The Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol, 6.45pm
£45 per ticket or £450 per table of 10
Dress to impress!

Book your tickets

To make this event as accessible to everyone as possible we are making no profit on ticket sales. The price we charge is what it costs us. Due to the ticket price being relatively low for this type of charity function we fully expect to sell out very soon and with that in mind we urge you to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

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The National Pituitary Conference 2019 Saturday 27 April 2019, Bristol



Join us for our Conference to Meet the Experts, to celebrate The Pituitary Foundation’s 25th Anniversary where you can meet with over 200 other patients in multiple workshops, featuring guest speakers from across the UK. 


Don’t miss out on NEW afternoon workshops covering popular topics and conditions from our Endocrinologists and Specialist Endocrine Nurses – as requested by delegates last year.


Attend the event at a recently refurbished venue which is in the very centre of Bristol called the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. Accommodation is available. 

Book now

Book your place now. Don’t miss out!
The deadline for bookings is Friday 19th April 2019.

Trying to find us?

No problem! We’ve pin pointed where the Conference and the Gala Dinner will be on this map. You can also find out more through the Mercure Grand Hotel Bristol website. 

The venue is less than a mile from Bristol Temple Meads train station, or a 10 minute drive from the motorway with parking available on site. The coach station is also only a 7 minute walk away if you choose to travel by coach from another city in the UK. If you are flying, regular buses run from the airport to the centre and take around 30 minutes.We recommend booking travel in advance and looking up advance fares, offering good value for money on many longer distance journeys. Weekends also mean cheaper train travel.

Further detailed travel information will be sent out with all booking confirmations.


Mercure Grand Hotel
Broad Street

Stats and Facts

Celebrating all that we have achieved over the last 25 years 

In January 2019, we will be sharing our most interesting statistics from the last 25 years. In the meantime, take a look at what we achieved over the last year.

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Fundraising Events

Bungee Jump

Tick something off your bucket list and get your heart racing with a 160ft bungee jump!  Saturday 18th May 2019

Ben Nevis

Climb the highest mountain in Britain with our experienced mountain guide, Ben Nevis stands 1344m!  Saturday 18 May 2019

Snowdon Trek 2019 Registration

Join Team Pituitary in 2019 to trek to the top of Wales, conquering Mount Snowdon at an elevation of 3,560ft. Saturday 22nd June 2019

London Landmarks Half marathon

This event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the capital city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners get to explore London on a route like no other. Sunday 24 March 2019

Zip World Velocity (North Wales)

THE NEAREST THING TO FLYING! At Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, is the fastest zip line in THE WORLD and the longest in Europe. Saturday 8 June 2019

ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil Challenge

Our most thrilling abseil yet: a 262ft freefall drop over the edge of the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the tallest sculpture in the UK. Saturday 6 July 2019 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

 For more details, visit our fundraising page on our main website!

Giving thanks Anyone impacted by a pituitary condition can have their messages of thanks, to those who have helped them through their pituitary journey, displayed here.

  • From Carl hall

    From Carl hall

    1. My wife. She got me thru my diagnosis and recovery & reminds me to take my HC even now. 2. The #NHS , my GP and the Endo team at Pompey & Soton Neuro who made the healing possible. 3. Oh and @Pituitary_org of course!
  • From Tracey Louise Campbell

    From Tracey Louise Campbell

    The team at Manchester children’s university hospital in the endocrine specialist department for diagnosing and treating my condition. Also my family for putting up with a lot.
  • From Nicholas Melling

    From Nicholas Melling

    Thanks Rebecca Deighan! 😊
  • From Samantha Batten

    From Samantha Batten

    To Phil, for simply just being their for me through the tough and not so tough times. For always being by my side with the endless hospital visits.To the Kettleby Cross Staff for their understanding, support and for making those adjustments to my working week. I thank you so much, I am truly grateful
  • From Phillip Weeks

    From Phillip Weeks

    My wife Becka, without her I’m sure I wouldn’t be around any more!
  • From Carol Pocknall

    From Carol Pocknall

    Thank you to Tony Pocknall for getting me through this for the past 4 years and I know you’ll be there as my journey continues too. So many times I’ve felt like giving up but you’re always there for me 😘
  • From Sair Savill

    From Sair Savill

    My husband Howard Savill keeps me sane and helps me when I’m a mess
  • From Suzy Searle

    From Suzy Searle

    I would like to say a big thank you to my husband Neil Searle for being with me every step of my journey since my brain tumour and radiation damaged my pituitary gland. I have been backed up by all my hormones since 2002 and now an even bigger challenge with metastatic melanoma, now without back up of growth hormone? He has been my rock and support, and without him I would never have been able to fight through this. Please tell him how much I love him xx
  • From Paul

    From Paul

    To Kelly, My understanding and hardworking wife, you have been by my side during the past 5 years whilst we have been on this journey with hypopituitarism. From the then unknown illnesses five years ago, to the 6 months I spent bed bound and absent from work straight after getting married, to the massive improvements we have seen after fighting for growth hormone replacement for so long. We have been through this together and I will never forget how hard it was but how much it has cemented us. Thank you, always.
  • From Mike B

    From Mike B

    I was diagnosed with macroprolactinoma and acromegaly just over a year ago. Last year I had surgery, and soon I will begin radiotherapy. Many people have helped and supported me in this first year of my pituitary journey, and I thank them all. But I could not have got through without my lovely, kind, capable wife Jenny. On the medical side, I have been incredibly blessed to be under the care of Judith, the specialist nurse at the Royal Free, who regularly goes the extra mile for me and no doubt for her other patients


If you want to have your ‘Giving thanks’ message included, please send this to pat@pituitary.org.uk with ‘Giving thanks’ in the subject line. Your email address will not be published, only the text in the email body you send. If you don’t have email access, please send your message to The Pituitary Foundation, 86 Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BB, marking your envelope ‘Giving thanks’. We will be publishing your messages from January and throughout 2019. 

How to donate

The Pituitary Foundation values every single donation, large or small, and rely on your kindness. We love what we do and we want to be able to keep helping you and your loved ones, and evolving to keep up with your needs. So please support us by clicking on the button below.
Thank you! 

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Our Team

Meet the group who make The Pituitary Foundation possible. 


Menai Owen-Jones


Martin Cookson

IT & Systems Manager

Gabrielle Wellend

Office & Finance Manager

Jay Sheppard

Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Sammy Harbut

Patient & Family Services Coordinator
Endocrine Specialist Nurse

Pauline Whittingham

Endocrine Specialist Nurse

Megan Foster Flaherty

Patient & Family Services Administrator

Sian Pitman

Events & Volunteers Manager

Miranda Payne

Fundraising & Office Administrator
Head of Patient

Pat McBride

Head of Patient & Family Services

Want to know more?

Visit our main website, or keep checking social media for updates and new posts. We will continue  to build posts and pages to celebrate all we are doing and have done over the last 25 years. 

What would you like to see? 

Email us and let us know what you would like to see added to the site over the upcoming year. We value your opinion.

Any queries? 

We have plenty of ways we can support you throughout your pituitary journey – we have 25 years of experience! Please feel free to call or email any of our dedicated staff with any questions you may have.