ANNE WELSH In conversation with the press. Living with pain, finding joy.

16 March 2019

Press conference was organised today March 16th in Lagos, Nigeria. It was organised to further create awareness on Sickle Cell by Anne Welsh “Theme : ANNE WELSH In conversation with the press. Living with pain, finding joy”.

The aim of the press conference is to create more awareness on the subject and her new book “Pain-less, Living with Pain, Finding Joy.”

Lots of media houses were present.

Anne Welsh is a British Sickle Cell Advocate, former chairperson of the UK Sickle Cell Society and founder and president of Arise Consult. Before founding Arise Consult, her roles included Vice President at New World Capital and Senior Vice-Associate of Corporate Communications at Lehman Brothers and Neuberger Berman.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance and an MSc in Investment Management.

The book, Pain-Less, Living with Pain, Finding Joy is published by Silverwood Books and will be available at and online retailers.

Anne Welsh is an author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She was born in Nigeria and emigrated to the United Kingdom when she was very young. She was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia at the age of four, and, after returning to live in her homeland while still a child, faced many of the problems that come with living with a life-threatening disease in a developing country.

Since returning to the UK in her late teens, and with the support of her family, Anne has created her own path to happiness through her academic studies and her career. After completing a degree in Accounting and Finance, Anne went on to achieve an MA in International Banking before starting her career in investment banking. She now runs her own consultancy firm, specialising in business development in Africa and beyond.

Anne is a tireless advocate for sickle cell disease and her memoir, Pain-less, was borne of her determination to raise awareness about the impact invisible diseases such as sickle cell can have on individuals, and also to give support and advice to other sufferers and their families. Having frequently battled with depression, Anne is all too aware of the difficulties faced by sufferers of life-threatening illnesses. By writing this book, she hopes to help others improve their mental and physical wellbeing and enable them to achieve a joyful and fulfilling life.

Anne is married with two children – something she once thought may never be possible – and two stepchildren and lives in London.