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2018 Vitiligo Society Annual Open Day roundup & videos

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2018 Vitiligo Society Annual Open Day roundup & videos

On Saturday 1st December 2018, we held our Annual Open Day and AGM at The Amba Hotel in Charing Cross, London. The event, which we fittingly themed 'Vitiligo Under The Spotlight', given the recent media coverage of Vitiligo across multiple platforms, was attended by both members and non members, making it our most successful open day to date.

The conference started with opening remarks by Trustee Natalie Ambersley just after 9am and continued with Society Patron, Vitiligo Spokesperson and Fox News Presenter, Lee Thomas, who we were incredibly fortunate to have join us for the day. As our highly anticipated keynote speaker, Lee delivered a remarkable speech which gave insight into his life in the public eye. A mixture of both humour and emotion, Lee shared stories about his life as a TV presenter, interviewing the likes of George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron, as well as what it's been like living with a visible condition that is exposed for so many to see. For the majority of the audience members, the most poignant moment was hearing of Lee's chance meeting with a 3 year old girl who was scared of his face after she ran into his leg and became frightened when he bent down to pick her up. Ultimately, it was an incident that changed his life upon reflection. It was no surprise that the room fell silent throughout his 30 minute slot which had the entire audience fully engaged and wanting to hear more about his interesting life in the US.


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Natalie Ambersley

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.