The Roger Dobson Fund works alongside the Charity in funding the study of autoimmune liver disease in children and young people. It has raised more than £200,000 in the last decade thanks to the tireless efforts of family and friends.
The Dobson family’s story
“The transplant was brilliant, it was life-changing for Sophie. Now her health is fabulous. We can’t thank King’s enough.”
What is autoimmune liver disease?
“The fund has supported key researchers who have been able to map pathways through which the immune attack occurs. Without its support, many of the discoveries we’ve made would have been impossible.”
Family and friends raise money for the Roger Dobson Fund in many ways. There are regular events such as coffee mornings and Christmas fairs, while support also comes in from people running marathons or asking for donations instead of gifts at times of celebration.
“It’s so important to us because this condition Sophie has is ongoing. Although her transplant made her healthy, she still lives with autoimmune liver disease and so do many others."