In-FACT (Independent Fetal Anti Convulsant Trust) was formed in November 2012 by myself and colleague Janet Williams. Both ourselves have children affected and diagnosed by the exposure to Sodium Valproate (Epilim).
Janet has 2 children diagnosed with FACS and I myself have 5 children all diagnosed with FACS
In-FACT have been noted through Government as the Official National Campaign Group
In-FACT has been set up for the purpose of giving relief and assistance to all persons whose disablilities were caused by the fact of their mother taking an Anti Convulsant drug during pregnancy to treat her condition.
To support by means of payments to the beneficiaries to help with the cost of care, welfare, treatment/education supporting them with their injuries
With intentions to pay sums of money to help and support submitted through Government or Pharmaceutical Company donations
The Trusts work entails providing long term support for those affected by Anti Convulsant medications during pregnancy, and working with a wide range of professionals and organisations in raising awareness of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome (FACS) within Government and Health Agencies
PLEASE NOTE ***ALL BENEFICIARIES MUST BE PERSONS BORN WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM***
ADVISED AND SUPPORTED BY
The Thalidomide Campaign Team
Prof Jill Clayton Smith Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Peter Turnpenny Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Rebecca Bromley Chartered Psychologist
Dr Rob Levy Consultant Paeditrician
IN-FACT work side by side with The FACS Syndrome Association so that when the time is right for financial support, people will only have to register once.