Meet the committee

Meet the Bristol Group committee

We thought we'd share what we do and why!


JulieName: Julie Langdown

Committee role: Group Treasurer

When diagnosed: my eldest daughter, Amber was diagnosed in 2012

Why did you want to be involved in the committee?

Amber, was diagnosed at 18 months with coeliac disease following six months of illness. Now having an energetic and healthy five year old, my main reason for being involved with the committee was to help children and parents get together and socialise as well as support each other and share tips and experiences. 

I look forward to meeting other parents and Amber is looking forward to meeting other children at future events especially where all the treats and activities will be gluten free and we welcome any ideas you may have for further activities so do get in touch. 


DawnName: Dawn Parsons

Committee role: Newsletter Secretary

Why did you want to be involved in the committee?

I first became aware of coeliac disease when my mum was diagnosed many years ago and then my brother shortly after. While I do not have the condition myself, it has long been second nature to scrutinise labels and complain about potential cross-contamination.

I aim to produce a newsletter 3 or 4 times a year.  If there is anything you would like to see covered, or if you have a suitable recipe to contribute please let me know.

RussName: Russ Evans

Committee role: Raffle Coordinator

When diagnosed: 2010

Why did you want to be involved in the committee?

I was reluctantly diagnosed by my GP in 2010 who was then no help at all, he had no idea. Luckily for me, my wife Dawn’s family contain Coeliacs so my only source of help and advice was her and Coeliac UK.  I wanted to be able to help others who may not have had the same support network by joining Tracy in starting the Bristol and South Glos branch.