Welcome to Leigh Network
Faye Wylie who has Leigh Syndrome, set up Leigh Network, a registered charity, to help people with Mitochondrial Disease and their families, to help reduce the isolation that can be felt when given a diagnosis that can be so daunting. Mitochondrial disease comes in so many forms and affects each person differently. It can often therefore feel like nobody understands or can help.
At Leigh Network we welcome all with open arms and give them as much support as we can, to help them at times when they feel lost or isolated. Our families know we are always there for them. Our charity also helps raise funds for research at The Wellcome Trust based in Newcastle, with the leading specialist doctors and researchers. Using funds raised over the years, Leigh Network have held lots of family days for the families we support. We have met in various locations, including Cadbury World and Legoland- always family-friendly and accessible venues. We often have professionals come to speak to families and share any new developments in research.