Appeals: The Scoliosis Association UK

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The Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK) is a national support organisation for people with lateral curving and twisting of the spine. The problem most commonly occurs during the fast-growing period of early adolescence; if left unattended, it can lead to damaged lungs, severe deformity and even premature death. SAUK was founded in 1981 and has a growing membership of 1,700. Some pounds 10,000 is needed to pay for a new director to take over from the organisation's founder.

The Scoliosis Association UK, 2 Ivebury Court, 323-327 Latimer Road, London W10 6RA, telephone 081-964 5343.