Craig and I are tackling the Great North Run this year on September 9th, supporting the charity Vasculitis UK.
We've chosen Vasculitis UK as it's a charity that is close to us and in particular one of our good friends - Joel. Joel's mum, Lynne, sadly lost her battle, due to complications related to the illness, earlier this year; a condition she worked so hard to raise awareness of and supported other sufferers whilst working tirelessly to support and grow the Vasculitis UK charity.
Inflammation is your immune system's natural response to injury or infection. It causes swelling, and can help the body deal with invading germs.
But in vasculitis, for some reason the immune system attacks healthy blood vessels, causing them to become swollen and narrow. This may be triggered by an infection or medication, although often the cause is unknown.
Vasculitis can range from a minor problem that just affects the skin, to a more serious illness that causes problems with organs such as the heart or kidneys.
Between us we are aiming to raise as much as we can, but ideally at least £300 to support the charity. Anything you can do to help - donate, like and share this link would be massively appreciated. Also, if you want to come and throw jelly babies (or beer) at us on the day, that's fine too.
Please do what you can to help. Thank you.