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“Being Diagnosed with Crohn’s and Colitis can be devastating at any age, but for young people it can be particularly hard.” Keith Stewart, Chairman of the Crohn’s and Colitis UK Board of Trustees.

 

“The hospital I was at didn’t have a paediatric stoma nurse – there was no literature, no support aimed at children. I was eleven.”

 

“I was diagnosed when I was eight. I spent thirteen years on different medicines, having to have tube feeds or build-up drinks, feeling very unwell. I had no life, really.”

 

This year we are focusing on the devastating impact Crohn’s and Colitis can have on young people. Just some of the challenges young people face include: falling behind in education, struggles with employment, difficulty maintaining a social life and relationships and moving from paediatric to adult health care.

 

Our services have benefited thousands of young people and their families over the years, and we wish to ensure they can continue to help in the future.

 

We are appealing for you to donate towards the cost of this work if you possibly can. Work you will be helping to fund includes:

 

- Parent to Parent help

- Web forum for 16-29 year-olds

·     - Family Days

·     - Smilie’s Network family Group

·     - Information for parents, schools, colleges, universities and employers

·     - Information for young people on the transition to adult care

·     - Residential weekends to inform and empower young people about their condition

·     - Summer camps to bring young people together for mutual support (and fun!)

- Family Days in different parts of the UK

 For more information about our appeal please visit www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk 

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Updates 1

A big thank you to those who have kick started our 2013 appeal with their donations! Without the support of people like you we would simply be unable to do so much to improve the lives of young people facing these life-long conditions. Your kindness is very much appreciated!

28/02/13 10:21

Raising money for

Crohn's and Colitis UK

Crohn's and Colitis UK

Charity Registration No. 1117148 (England & Wales) and SC038632 (Scotland)

Crohn’s and Colitis UK are bowel conditions which can devastate lives and have no known cure. 260,000 people in the UK are affected, many of them young. Help us to search for a cure while improving lives in the meantime through our wide range of support services and research into better treatments.

Donations 22

Well done on the Ride Son!

Donation by Joy & Les Beckley on 19/07/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well Done Nick on your bike ride!

Donation by Anonymous on 19/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Steven Polyviou on 05/07/13

£56.00

+ £14.00 Gift Aid

Well done Nick Beckley for your marathon bike ride.

Donation by Richard Smith on 04/07/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done on your bike ride Mr Nick Beckley!

Donation by Chris & Narissa Cox on 26/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Nick!!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done.

Donation by Jason Allen on 08/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A great charity....

Donation by Adam Greenwood Helen greenwood on 07/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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In memory of Andrew Cunningham from the parents and pupils of class 4C.

Donation by Tamara Jones on 08/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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On behalf of my mum who sadly passed away on 12/4/2013 aged 51 who suffered with colitis all her life.

Donation by Stewart McConachie on 03/05/13

£176.40

+ £44.10 Gift Aid

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My son has crohnes diagnosed at 9 years life is difficult this a cause close to my heart Hope you get plenty of support .

Donation by Debbie Bagley on 09/04/13

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This is such a cruel disease for anyone but especially when it tries to rob young people of their youth and energy - they deserve all our support!

Donation by Moya & Lindsay Clegg on 02/04/13

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I would like my donation to be used to provide grant aid for extra tuition for sixth formers with C&C aiming for university.

Donation by BMSC on 31/03/13

£1,000.00

+ £250.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Edwyn + Joyce Newman on 18/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Such a worthwhile cause. My heart is with all who suffer these diseases.

Donation by Philippa King on 16/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

So important that we support the needs of young people. Good luck.

Donation by Al on 13/03/13

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Well wishes to all who suffer from this diease

Donation by m on 03/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tereasa England on 28/02/13

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 26/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hope you raise lots for such a worthy cause

Donation by well wisher on 25/02/13

£30.00

Keep up the good work.

Donation by Helen Paintin on 24/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

That's us off and collecting.

Donation by Peter I Rice on 21/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,672.40
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,672.40
  • Gift Aid£405.60

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