About Sleep Apnoea and the work of the Trust
In Britain it is estimated that up to 13% of adult men and 6% of adult women are affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. That is 3,900,000 people. Only 500,000 are currently diagnosed. The Sleep Apnoea Trust is a patient support charity run mainly by volunteer patients and is dedicated to drastically increasing diagnosis and treatment of this serious illness. We do this by education, raising awareness, acting as a pressure group, running help lines and assisting research.
Join us today and help us reach the 3.4 million people in urgent need of help to avoid a range of health problems, such as heart disease, strokes and depression. By joining the Sleep Apnoea trust you will be helping us to support and inform patients and their families.
A free Medical Alert card is now an additional member benefit, plus access to the Members Area of the website which is packed with detailed information on managing your sleep apnoea. Members are also able to assist research projects by answering surveys from specialists in the sleep apnoea field.
The personal information you give us is completely confidential and will not be shared. When you join the Trust the main communication tool is email. If you do not use email and would prefer post, then you can opt for post.
How to join the Trust
To join, the Trust has two levels of membership:
Ordinary – £17 per annum – Complimentary Medical Alert card, access to the Members Area of the website, pre-publication copy of Sleep Matters and the opportunity to assist in research projects.
Supported – £5 per annum – All the above benefits but a discounted fee for those facing financial hardship.
How to purchase a Medical Alert Card (Non-Members)
If you just want to purchase a Medical Alert Card you can do this without becoming a Member, but it will cost £10.
How to purchase a Medical Equipment Baggage Tag (Members only) – Mobile number needed!
If you just want to purchase a Medical Equipment Baggage Tag, you must be a Member and the Tag will cost £10.
Now just follow the instructions for your chosen payment method from the 3 options below.
(A) Pay by Post using a Cheque or Postal Order
You can fill in the Membership Application, the Medical Alert Card or the Medical Equipment Baggage Tag forms and send them to us with a Cheque or Postal Order for the total amount made payable to Sleep Apnoea Trust. The form clearly states the available options for you to choose from.
(B) Pay using your own On-Line Banking
If you wish to use your own On-Line Banking please use the Banking Payments Link This will take you to a form where you can send us the details we need to register you as a member or to supply your Medical Alert Card. You will then need to make payment using your normal On-line facility.
N.B. Completing the Banking Application form does not take any payment, you will still need to log on to your on-line banking afterwards to make the necessary payment
(C) Pay On-Line using a Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal
Please complete the form below which gives us the information we need for your Membership, Medical Alert Card or Medical Equipment Baggage Tag. When you press SUBMIT you will be taken to a shopping cart page where you can select your Membership, order a Medical Alert Card and if you wish make a donation. You will then be able to pay us through PayPal with either a Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal account.
N.B. Completing the form does not take any payment, you will need a Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal account to make payment through the shopping cart.
If you are a UK Taxpayer please consider making a Gift Aid Donation – it costs you nothing but boosts income to the charity by 25%. The UK government supports charities by allowing us to reclaim tax you have paid on income donated to charity. Please select Yes on the membership application form to gift aid your payment if you are a UK Taxpayer who will have paid sufficient Tax to cover all your charitable donations in the tax year. By doing this you are also confirming that you wish any donations made now and until you notify us otherwise to be treated as Gift Aid donations. The UK Govt requires us to keep records of Gift Aid claims for six years, even if your membership is discontinued
Select Non Taxpayer if you cannot make this declaration or NO if you do not wish to gift aid the payment.
Details needed for your Membership, Medical Alert Card or Medical Equipment Baggage Tag
NB. At this point after entering data into the details, the “SUBMIT” button is clicked an this takes you to the Store Page.