Becoming a Trust Beneficiary

If you believe that you were damaged by your mother taking thalidomide during her pregnancy you can contact the Thalidomide Trust to find out if you are eligible for their support.

Please note that:

  • In the UK, thalidomide only affected people who would now be aged between 54 and 60.
  • Certain patterns of damage are widely recognised as having been caused by thalidomide.  There are disabilities that look similar but have other causes.  So even if you are aged between 53 and 60, your disabilities may not have been caused by thalidomide.

If you fall within this age range, your mother was in the UK when she was pregnant, and you think you have thalidomide damage, you can apply to become a beneficiary of the  Thalidomide Trust. The first step is to complete this simple form and either post it to The Thalidomide Trust, 1 Eaton Court Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8ER or email it to Your application will be assessed by a team of experts.