This April the Huntington's Disease Association is being broadcast on BBC for the Lifeline Appeal.

Viewers will meet some of our charity beneficiaries and hear about our work supporting people affected by Huntington’s disease.

The programme is available on BBC iPlayer until 18 May, you can visit this page below.

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Celebrity host

We are fortunate enough to have the wonderful, Liverpool-born actress, Alison Steadman as our celebrity host for our appeal.

Alison Steadman

I was honoured to be asked to present the Lifeline appeal for the Huntington’s Disease Association, the disease is devastating and I urge people to tune in to watch the appeal and hear how the charity has helped families and do what you can to support the charity.

Meet the stars of our BBC Lifeline appeal


Charlotte is a passionate Huntington's Disease Association ambassador, a carer for her mum who is in the middle stages of the condition and Charlotte cared for her nan who sadly passed away from Huntington's disease in 2021. Charlotte recently found out that she is also gene-positive.
The biggest thing for mum is knowing me and Hannah aren’t alone anymore and we don’t have to go through things alone. The community has saved my life, helping me navigate this horrific condition, there’s no other way to put it. We’re here to reassure you, that same community is here for you too.

Read Charlotte's story

BBC Lifeline


Chris is a proud advocate of the Huntington’s Disease Association and he has been supported by the charity for many years. He was also encouraged to attend wellness groups when his adviser noticed he was becoming isolated, these have had a really positive impact on his life. Chris has a great relationship with his local Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser and also regularly attends local support groups.
I know that Helen [Huntington’s Disease Association] always acted with my best interest at heart and her advocacy gave me a voice. I owe her a debt of thanks that I don’t think I’ll be able to repay.

Read Chris' story

Chris Ambassador


Natalie and Heather are mother and daughter. Huntington’s disease was passed down through Heather’s mother's side. As Heather's symptoms progressed, she was moved to Dearnevale, a care home that is recommended by the Huntington’s Disease Association. Dearnvale has the charity’s Quality Assured accreditation and they have invested significant time, resources, training and commitment to offer specialist care for people with Huntington’s disease.
Mum is much happier there [Dearnvale] and feels like it is a second family for her. The staffing levels are quite high which compared to the other care homes, makes a big difference. If it hadn’t been for Diana [Specialist Adviser], I wouldn’t of had a clue what to do.

Read Natalie's story

BBC Lifeline

What support do we offer

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We support children and young people from Huntington's families

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We support anyone affected by Huntington's including carers, reletives and employers


We support professionals who work with people affected by Huntington's

About BBC Lifeline

Lifeline has helped raise money for hundreds of charities across the UK. The first Lifeline appeal was back in 1986. To find out more and support our appeal, visit our appeal page on the link below.

BBC Lifeline page

Behind the scenes