Constitution and Policy
1 - The Charity was constituted by a Deed of Trust dated 10 August 1983 (Registered Charity No. 288064) with the object of providing funds for research into the cause, treatment, cure and prevention of Reye's Syndrome and Reye-like illnesses, to inform both the public and medical communities and to provide support for parents whose children have suffered from these diseases.
2 - The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation of the United Kingdom was founded because there was a need in Great Britain for research into Reye's syndrome - principally a children's disease that affects the liver and brain.
The Foundation has endeavoured to make the general public aware of the disease and the need for early diagnosis. The Foundation also provides support for parents whose children have suffered from Reye's syndrome.
3 - On 11 September 2012 the Foundation became a "Restricted Fund" of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1057744: in Scotland SCO 38299). The College established a "National Reye's Syndrome Foundation Advisory Committee" which held its first meeting on 8th October 2013.