Alpha-1 UK Support Group Event York

Alpha-1 UK Support Group 

16th Annual Social Gathering
and Information day

Best Western Burn Hotel

Saturday 23rd September 2017

About the 16th Annual Social Gathering 2016

This year’s Alpha-1 UK Support Group 16th Annual Social Gathering will be held near the city of York on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at the Best Western Burn Hotel. The event is one of the largest gatherings of Alphas and their families in the UK where you can meet and socialise with fellow Alphas and be updated by leading experts in the field of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

The Venue

A Victorian manor house hotel that's packed full of personality and countryside character.  Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, Best Western Burn Hall Hotel offers the best of both worlds.  Its secluded enough to offer tranquillity and relaxation yet close enough to the county's must-visit towns, villages and cities - giving you easy access to the shops, cultural hot spots and tourist sites that keep people coming back for more every year.

A few miles to the north of the Best Western Burn Hall Hotel, you find the sweeping grandeur of the North York Moors National Park - the ideal destination to get away from it all in fresh air and gorgeous scenery. An equal distance to the south, you'll find the historic city of York the original capital of the North. With its ancient walls and stunning cathedral, criss-crossing old streets and unexpected boutique shopping discoveries, a visit to York is an absolute must during your stay.

Within the grounds of the hotel is a Bird of Prey centre which is free to our conference attendees.


We have twin/double rooms reserved on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September deposit not required, three course evening meals are available both nights, room rates and cost of the evening will be notified on registration.


To register for the event please contact: -

Karen O'Hara

We will require names of persons attending, how many nights stay and evening meal requirements for Friday and Saturday. Hotel rooms must be booked through the Alpha-1 UK Support Group please do not book direct with the hotel. Even if you are not sure at the moment, it is better to have a room reserved than to leave it until the last minute.

Additional Information

Many members and guests make a long weekend of our annual social gathering with some arriving on the Thursday and leaving on the Monday. It is an ideal opportunity to catch up and socialise with friends old and new and have a thoroughly good time.

During the afternoon there will be guest speakers including experts in the field of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (details to be announced), a tombola, auction and general fun and chat which will conclude around 17.30 pm, those staying will head off to their rooms to relax for a while before the evening meal.

Every year we kindly ask everyone to bring along their unwanted unwanted presents, family heirlooms, antiques, old masterpieces etc (Sorry got carried away) for the tombola and auction to raise much needed funds for our group. If you can help it would be much appreciated -Thank you.

Our meetings are essentially social occasions rather than formal affairs, however, the Alpha-1 UK Support Group Trustees/Committee will be holding their AGM on Sunday morning 24th September at 10:00 am, members are welcome to attend.

So that’s just about it, by Sunday we’re all exhausted and have to bid an emotional farewell to a great bunch of people, until the next time. We do hope you would like to join us and if there is anything else you would like to know then please just ask.

We look forward to seeing you.

Alpha-1 UK Support Group Trustees/Committee



Thank You!