Registered Charity No: 1154843 (England & Wales), SCO39900 (Scotland).

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system, in which the nerves in the arms and legs become inflamed and stop working.

In the UK each year, 1,200 people are affected by an acute form of GBS and a further 500 are diagnosed with a chronic form of the syndrome such as CIDP.

Around 25% of people diagnosed with GBS will experience paralysis to the extent of requiring ventilation. 80% of those with GBS will make a good recovery, but between 5-10% of people will die and the other 10-15% may be left with severe mobility or dexterity issues.

GAIN is the only national organisation in the UK and Republic of Ireland dedicated to supporting people affected by these conditions.

What we do:

  • Help people understand and manage GBS, CIDP and the associated variants
  • Promote and facilitate both clinical and non-clinical research
  • Raise awareness of the charity and the conditions

Fulfilling our objectives is an expensive commitment and we rely solely on voluntary donations, fundraising events, and income from legacies.

If you are interested in leaving a Gift in your Will, and would like to discuss it with us, please call 01529 469910 or email

Thank you.