1 Million people ... 1 Million Pounds for Endometriosis
Event: Adria Bannocks's fundraising
£135.00 raised of £1,000,000.00 target
£135.00 raised so far
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A little about me:
I have personally been working very had to raise both awareness and money for the Endometriosis charity over the last few months.
I am a volunteer and I do not get paid for my efforts, my rewards are seeing the results for the charity and the people who need the support of the charity.
I attend several ladies networking events and business networking events and talk about my own personal experience of Endometriosis and the impact it has had on my life and the life of others, educating people across the country on the symptoms and the support that is available to them.
Today the 8th May 2010 I Trashed my Wedding Dress in Coggeshall, Essex, to help raise awareness and money for the charity. It was a very dramatic, artistic day, with photos taken amongst rape seed, in water, amongst traffic and the finale several people threw paint over me while wearing my dress!
My Dress is now a work of art and will potentially be auctioned off for the charity, the final photo will be painted and turned into a piece of art by a local unsigned artist and auctioned for the charity with the prints being displayed in art galleries hopefully not just in the UK and all the proceeds going to the charity. I aim to raise £3000 just from my Trash the Wedding Dress event and a further sum from the painting etc too.
I will be organizing several events throughout the year but the main event is this ... I would like to find 1 Million People each donating just £1 each! That's less than the cost of a cup of coffee guys!
This money is essential for this charity and will mean so much to all the suffers who rely on the charity for support through their support groups, their helpline and much more ...
This is a charity which was started in 1981 as a self-help group for women with endometriosis. Now, they are a charity committed to providing much-needed support and information for anyone affected by the condition Endometriosis. They work to increase understanding of this common, but often unheard of, disease among healthcare professionals, employers, people with endometriosis and their families, the public and the media. They are a membership organisation, which means that people with endometriosis are a core part of the work they do – they run our support services, are involved in fundraising and awareness activities, direct what they do through involvement on their board of trustees, and therefore have helped to make this charity the UK’s leading provider of support and information on endometriosis. Their mission, vision and core values ..... Their mission is: To improve the lives of people affected by endometriosis and work towards a future where it has the least possible impact on those living with the condition. Our vision is: To help people overcome the impact endometriosis can have on individual lives For everyone to have the right to fast, appropriate care, support and treatment To see an end to discrimination and ignorance For all of society to fully understand endometriosis and its impact and to be aware of the work of Endometriosis UK Our values are: To put the interests of those with endometriosis at the forefront of our work To work in partnership with all those affected by endometriosis To provide the highest quality support To empower people to help themselves To be the best source of information on endometriosis To work in an open, transparent, ethical and accountable manner To recognise and respect the value and diversity of all To appreciate the skills, expertise and commitment of our members, staff and volunteers Their work There are four central areas of work that will enable them to achieve our mission: Support services Endometriosis UK provides services that enable those with endometriosis to understand their disease and to take control of their condition. These include Local Groups and a free UK Helpline, both of which are staffed by trained volunteers. Campaigning and awareness By developing clear policies, Endometriosis UK influences national governments and healthcare providers to achieve the standards of care and treatment that those with endometriosis deserve. We raise awareness of endometriosis, and the issues which affect people living with it, among healthcare professionals, people with endometriosis and their families and colleagues, the public and the media. Information Endometriosis UK provides high quality information for people about endometriosis through events, leaflets, publications and on the internet. Research Although Endometriosis UK does not currently fund research, the aim is for it to do so in the future, funds permitting. Until that time it will campaign to get more funds into endometriosis research. Members will receive free copies of our quarterly publication endolink Please help support me in reaching the target One Million People ... 1 Million Pounds for this charity, that does NOT get any Government funding and relies totally on donations and the help of volunteers like myself and others.
Please post this to your network, email to your address book, link to your twitter account, post to your face-book page or whatever group you belong to, solet's go, let's make this happen right now!
Every month your body goes through hormonal changes. You naturally release hormones which cause the lining of the womb to increase in preparation for a fertilised egg. If pregnancy does not occur, this lining will break down and bleed. The blood is then released from your body as a period.
Endometriosis cells react in the same way – except that they are located outside your womb. During your monthly cycle your hormones stimulate the endometriosis, causing it to grow, then break down and bleed. This internal bleeding, unlike a period, has no way of leaving the body. This leads to inflammation, pain, and the formation of scar tissue (adhesions). Endometrial tissue can also be found in the ovary, where it can form cysts, called ‘chocolate cysts’ because of their appearance.
- Endometriosis is not an infection.Endometriosis is not contagious.Endometriosis is not cancer.
Endometriosis affects approximately 2 million women in the UK. It can be a chronic and debilitating condition. Endometriosis can impact on a woman’s life in a number of ways which include:
- Chronic painFatigue/lack of energyDepression/isolationProblems with a couple’s sex life/relationshipsAn inability to conceiveDifficulty in fulfilling work and social commitments.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Some women experience symptoms while others do not. The symptoms of endometriosis can vary in intensity.
- Painful, heavy, or irregular periodsPain during or after sexInfertilityProblems on opening bowelsFatigue
All of the symptoms above may have other causes. It is important to seek medical advice to clarify the cause of any symptoms you may experience. If your symptoms change after diagnosis it is important to discuss these changes with a medical practitioner. It is easy to attribute all your problems to endometriosis but it may not always be the cause of your symptoms.
The symptoms of endometriosis can also indicate many other conditions – such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – and because endometriosis manifests itself in a variety of ways, diagnosis can be difficult. The average time between a patient first consulting the doctor with the symptoms and then receiving the diagnosis is currently 8 years!
How is endometriosis diagnosed?
The only way to diagnose endometriosis is through a procedure called a laparoscopy.
Usually done under general anaesthetic, a small telescope with a light on the end (the laparoscope) is inserted into the pelvis through the navel (belly button). The laparoscope usually has a camera to transmit the images to a video monitor, which the surgeon uses to look inside the body. Carbon dioxide gas is used to extend the abdomen to give the surgeon room to see the organs. The surgeon can move the laparoscope around the abdomen to look for endometriosis. They may make another small cut to insert surgical instruments to treat the endometriosis or they might remove part of it to be examined at a later stage, this is known as a biopsy. After the procedure, the gas is removed.
Laparoscopy is usually done as a day procedure. You can agree with your surgeon beforehand whether you would like them to treat any endometriosis they find. This could mean that you may have to stay longer in hospital. It is important to discuss any concerns about a procedure with your doctor, make sure that you understand what is involved, and that you have consented to the treatment. A laparoscopy is a routine procedure but there are risks involved in any procedure with a general anaesthetic. The reported risks with a laparoscopy are accidental damage to organs and blood vessels and complications that require the surgeon to progress to a laparotomy.
Occasionally, diagnosis is made during a laparotomy. A laparotomy is a major operation which involves a cut into the abdomen. Laparotomy carries different risks and has a longer recovery time.
The most commonly reported side effect following a laparoscopy is that of discomfort or pain in the shoulder area. This is due to the gas used during the laparoscopy. Any left inside will work its way up to the shoulders as it leaves the body.
Not all gynaecologists are experienced in looking for endometriosis deposits during laparoscopy – and occasionally a patient is told that the doctor was unable to find anything during their laparoscopy even though endometriosis is present (and sometimes later discovered in a separate procedure). This is because, depending upon the size and location of the endometriosis deposits, it may be hard for the doctor to find them. Endometriosis can grow deep inside parts of the abdomen, particularly in the Pouch of Douglas, diaphragm, or rectum, and finding them involves quite intricate examination. Sometimes it is possible to get a video tape or DVD of your laparoscopy. It is interesting and useful to see the laparoscopy yourself – although you may also find it upsetting. It is useful to have this video or DVD so that you and your doctor can look at it together in your follow-up appointment - or if you change doctors in the future, they can view the laparoscopy themselves.
What are the treatments for endometriosis?
Currently, there is no cure for endometriosis. The different treatments available aim to reduce the severity of symptoms and improve the quality of life for a woman living with the condition. The type of treatment should be decided in partnership between her and her healthcare professional. The decision about which treatment to choose should depend on several factors:
- The individual circumstances of the womanHer ageThe severity of her symptomsHer desire to have childrenThe severity of the disease
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Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating disease affecting 1.5 million women in the UK. The condition can drastically impact on quality of life - physically, mentally, personally and financially. Endometriosis UK is the leading UK charity providing support and information.
Will pass the word on to friends and family!
Donation by Foolz Kitten on 03/04/12
Its not much but every little counts :-)
Donation by Lucy White on 22/08/11
Sorry it's not very much - but if everyone donated even just £1.... COME ON PEOPLE less than a cup of tea in a subsidised cafe!
Donation by Tracy Shave on 29/06/10
From the bake sale at work
Donation by Paul Jackson on 08/06/10
I have a close friend who suffers from endo, and another who had it so badly years ago she had to have a hysterectomy. I'm happy to donate.
Donation by Neil Gratton on 04/06/10
Good luck Adria!
Donation by Tom Reader on 03/06/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Good luck and keep up the good work. You sure have been a big help to me and to lots of others. Many thanks x
Donation by Cheryl Clarke on 02/06/10
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Donation by KIMBERLEY PINK on 28/05/10
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Donation by Martin Dawson on 21/05/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Lets make a difference to the lives of so many women with this horrible illness
Donation by Angela Cormell on 11/05/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
The very best of luck! Regards Jenny Cook
Donation by Jenny Cook on 11/05/10
+ £0.56 Gift Aid
Adria, what you are doing is inspiring! I hope people see that the £1 is symbolic and dig deeper so you reach that magic million fast! xx
Donation by Suzanne Snowden on 11/05/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
Good luck with your fundraising
Donation by Liz Lawrance on 10/05/10
+ £0.56 Gift Aid
Donation by Chris Bannocks on 09/05/10
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
My daughter Rachael had been suffering for 13 years with this chronic condition, best of luck with the fundraising admire you keep at it!!
Donation by Gloria Cassar on 09/05/10
+ £0.56 Gift Aid
Adria, good luck with your fundraising !!! Rachael x
Donation by Rachael Cassar on 09/05/10
- * Online donations£115.00
- Offline donations£20.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£135.00
- Gift Aid£26.17
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