North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (North & West Yorkshire ASBAH) is a registered charity supporting children, adults and families with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida in North & West Yorkshire.

By supporting, informing, and campaigning North & West Yorkshire ASBAH is continuing to help promote individual choice, control, and quality of life for all the people who use our services.

We work in partnership with Shine which is the national organisation for people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus but we are a charity in our own right with our own charity number and we have to raise our own funds for our work. We are committed to helping and supporting all our service users, whether this is through planning social and recreational events, or providing up to date information and education to our members. We originally started out as the Leeds Association in 1966 primarily as a parent organisation and we became a registered charity in 1967. 

North & West Yorkshire ASBAH has a board of trustees along with a sessional worker and volunteers.

Chair – Alison Barker
Treasurer – Martyn Weller
Secretary – Anita Broadbent
Vice Chair – Lauren Fordham
Trustees –
Jo Baxter
Ricky Deighton
Lorraine Lambert
Shauna Kelly
Sessional worker –
Gillian Murgatroyd

We have sub-groups to deal with areas such as fundraising, peer support, and events. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer in any of these areas please get in touch with us.