Think Family Allergies


Quick, clear facts and practical advice from key allergy support organisations plus practical guidance for parents and carers on allergy first aid
Price: £5


June 24, 2016 - 1:30 pm


June 24, 2016 - 3:00 pm


Cherry Tree Primary School, Hardy Road, Lymm, WA13 0NX   View map

Allergy Awareness: Skin, Food, Respiratory

Food Allergies … Anaphylaxis … Eczema … Asthma … Allergy First Aid

The next ‘Think Family’ information event will be a shorter afternoon workshop on Allergies. This follows and supports the collaborative allergy awareness work done this term with Cherry Tree and Ravenbank primary schools.

Quick, clear facts and practical advice from key allergy support organisations and open to all members of the community, not just school parents.

£5 Ticket – Online registration here or via the Facebook event page is advised. Cash payment to be made on the door or via school reply slip where available.

Ticket revenue covers event costs.

PTA bar open for refreshments on the evening.


13.20 – Doors open. Arrival, Registration, Social, PTA refreshements.

13.45 – Welcome & Introductions

13.50 – Panel Presentations – Eczema, Asthma, Anaphylaxis

14.35 – Allergy First Aid

14.50 – Q&A

15.00 – Close

Event Programme includes:

Event Programme includes talks, videos & information from:
• Anaphylaxis Campaign
• National Eczema Society
• Asthma UK
• Allergy UK
• Allergy First Aid


Cherry Tree Primary School, Lymm, WA13 ONX.

Refreshments available from the PTA to support the hosting school.

Note: Not a school or PTA only event and open to all, not just mums or parents of the school.

Young children may accompany adults without charge if needed to assist with childcare issues.

About Colony Community events:

Colony Community is a non-profit making community initiative run by local mum Kirsty James, who is currently seeking sponsorship and funding to provide community and parental engagement events that offer information and support on family wellbeing issues. Any revenue generated from events covers event costs and any remaining funds are donated to charities or reinvested back into the project to run future events. Organisers, speakers and organisations involved offer their time voluntarily


Information, links and resources will be offered to attendees and also added to the resources page of this website as they become available. Click here to view


Our panel of experts includes representatives from the key national support organisations linked to allergies. Their details will be added to the Speakers page of this website as they become available. Click here to view

All parties are selected carefully to ensure they are sufficiently qualified and experienced to speak on their subject matter. Often, speakers are parents or guardians themselves too. Colony does not control presentation content but, by acting as a vehicle to coordinate parties and facilitate events, will always vet the credentials of speakers before events occur.

Info & FAQ:

If you’re on Facebook and would like to hear updates about this event and see responses to questions raised, you can follow the event in the Colony page here

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To download the event flyer, click the link below

Colony Community Think Family Allergies flyer

Connection to events in school:

As part of the work involved on allergy awareness, Colony has facilitated a collaborative cross-school project relating to allergy awareness. It assisted Cherry Tree primary school to introduce a nut free status and coordinated activities within an Allergy Awareness week to coincide with the Anaphylaxis Campaigns Orange Wig Day. Activities included speakers, videos, making posters and a nut free badge, selling awareness wristbands and dressing in orange to raise funds for the Anaphylaxis Campaign. An assembly was also delivered by children from another primary school in Lymm, Ravenbank, to speak about severe food allergies.

Pre-booking is advised as numbers will be limited. Click Register to register via Eventbrite.