South East


Andrew Parkinson
[email protected]
T: 07771333089
Our meetings take place at 11am at The Deal Centre for the Retired, 3 Park Street, Deal, Kent. Get in touch with Andrew to come along.

East Sussex and Kent

Jean Gillard
E: [email protected] 
Our meetings take place at The Roller Mill, Mill Lane, Uckfield TN22 5AA - please contact Jean for more information.

Rainham and Gravesend

Vanessa Bartlett 
E: [email protected]
T: 07701007825

Yvette Loach 
[email protected]
T: 07738 366 433


Dawn Wooldridge
[email protected]   
T: 01268 545584 or 07539061075


Derek Wood
E: [email protected] 
T: 07776 188 877
This August we are eight years old. From an original 10 members, we now have 35 on our mailing list while we normally have an attendance of 14 at our meetings on the second Thursday of each second month. Several of the those who don’t attend actually cannot do so but like to be kept abreast of our news and activities.

We enjoy getting together with non-judgemental friends who don’t need any explanation or apology for our ataxia. We share ideas and advice from our own experiences and we are always delighted to welcome anybody affected by ataxia to join us.


Stewart Smith
E: [email protected]
T: 07759 539 987

Our 2020 meeting dates are: 22nd September, 20th October, 17th November and the 15th December.

Thames Valley 

Tim Flanders
[email protected] 
T: 07792 718178
See the latest going on here 


Jennifer Davies
E: [email protected] 
We welcome new members, please contact Jennifer for more information. 

Bishop's Stortford and Ware

Barry Munday
[email protected]
T: 01279 843 687
See our website here

Meetings take place in the Beefeater at the Premier Inn, Marsh Lane, Ware, SG12 9QB. Please contact Barry for dates and times of meetings.

We are a friendly group and just have a laugh and joke, really. There is no fee or agenda, just come along and feel at home and have a chat! All kinds of people with ataxia are most welcome.


Gina Lawrence
[email protected]
T: 07786 226 404
Please join us for our first virtual meeting on 17 September. Contact Gina for more information.

East of England

East (generally the Peterborough area) 

David Stubley
T: 01205 722 771
E: [email protected]
Read our newsletter here
You are welcome to come and join us for a social get together where we help one another to overcome everyday difficulties living with ataxia. Our meetings are at the Stanground Community Centre, Whittlesey Road, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8QS. They are approximately every two months. All are welcome. Please contact Dave for dates and timings. 

Ipswich & Colchester

Patsy Riggs
[email protected] 
T: 07801 544 974
Read our latest newsletter here
When the lockdown is lifted, I will be sitting in the Holiday Inn from 11am to 1pm on the last Saturday of the month from February to November – no need to advise in advance if you will be attending the meeting but always pleased to hear from you.

This informal arrangement seems to work well – no membership fee. The Holiday Inn provides tea/coffee and biscuits at concessionary price, which you need to pay to me before leaving. You can also buy drinks from the bar.

In the meantime, I will host a zoom meeting at the same date time. You can get a link to the meeting from me or Head Office.

Ataxia UK Norfolk Online Support Group

Ami Tricker
Click here to see the group
A small, quick-to-respond online support group. Fancy a chat? Need to vent? Or just want to share your experience? Then we will be there for you every step of the way.