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Williams Syndrome Foundation Limited

Registered Charity Number 281014

The Williams Syndrome Foundation was formed in 1980 with the aims of promoting research and funding and providing help and support for families with affected children. The incidence of Williams Syndrome is approximately 1 in 18,000. It is run by families for families and is funded entirely through voluntary donations. There are no paid fundraisers and all income goes directly to research and welfare, apart from minimal administrative expenses. The Foundation is supported by a panel of eminent medical/professional advisors.

Williams Syndrome is non-hereditary and causes distinctive facial characteristics and a wide range of learning disabilities. Infants often have delayed development and can develop physical and mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Adults require support throughout their lives.

All WS people tend to be talkative and excessively friendly (particularly towards adults).

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Williams Syndrome Foundation
161 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BX, England
Tel: 01732 365152