I'm walking the 10km London route for Crohn's and Colitis UK because I want to help others like me with Crohn's/Colitis
Event: Crohn's and Colitis UK Walk on 26/05/2012
Team Members: Michelle Higgs
$390.18 raised of $349.19 target
$390.18 raised so far
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Crohn's and Colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease which can strike at any age, though children and young people are most at risk. While Colitis mostly affects the large bowel, Crohn's can occur anywhere in the digestive system. These painful and exhausting conditions are on the increase, currently affecting 1 in 250 people, and can impact severely on education, work, social and family life. They also tend to run in families. There is no known single cause and no known cure. Both can require a lifetime of medication and/or surgery, which can bring their own problems. They often also lead to malnutrition and other associated conditions affecting blood, skin, bones, joints, eyes etc.
I have lived with Crohn's for 30 years (since being diagnosed at the age of 14) and in that time have undergone 7 major operations to remove about three quarters of my small bowel. I now have to live on immuno-supressants and other drugs, with the added discomfort of internal surgical adhesions, as well as needing regular vitamin B12 injections - as I no longer have enough small bowel to absorb this naturally from food.
Having met so many other people with these diseases and seen the good work undertaken by NACC (the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's) over the years, I want to help raise money for research and support of sufferers, as well as greater public awareness of these illnesses.
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My updates 1
The response to my request for sponsors has been truly amazing so, as there's plenty of time left, I've raised my target a little higher. Please help me to raise more money for NACC to fund research and increase public awareness of Crohn's and Colitis.
Charity Registration No. 1117148 (England & Wales) and SC038632 (Scotland)
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the new name for The National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC). Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis often start in teenagers and young adults and last a lifetime. The Charity provides support to those affected and raises funds for research into a cure.
Well done Carl.
Donation by Lynne Newhall on 21/06/12
Good luck, Carl. Hope you enjoy the day.
Donation by Eileen Low on 24/05/12
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Donation by SUSAN MACKENZIE on 12/05/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
All the best! John
Donation by John Savage on 01/05/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Good luck with the walk
Donation by Gareth Edwards on 01/05/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
With my best wishes
Donation by Linda on 26/04/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Hi Carl - I think you are a inspiration. I hope that the walk goes really well and that you raise lots of money.
Donation by Jennifer Greenstock on 25/04/12
+ £6.25 Gift Aid
- * Online donations$197.37
- Offline donations$192.81
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$390.18
- Gift Aid$45.55
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