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Hibbsys Three Peaks for WMLG

Fundraising for LUPUS UK

108 %
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raised of £500 target
by 10 supporters
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  • Team members: John Hibbs, Steve Hibbs, Les Shields, Daniel Vale, Wayne Vale, Craig Vale
  • Event: Hibbsys Three Peaks, 14 Aug 2010

LUPUS UK

We fund medical research to help find a cure for Lupus

Charity Registration No. 1051610, SC039682

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Thanks for visiting our fundraising page.

Follow our progress and fundraising events on our web site at :

http://www.lupusrunner.co.uk/

LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. LUPUS UK also produces an informative national magazine with lupus articles, letters, reports, and photographs, and operates a strong Grant Programme for research purposes and welfare.

Lupus causes the bodies immune system to go into overdrive and starts to attack itself. It is believed that over 50,000 people throughout the UK suffer with Lupus of whom 90% are female. The symptoms are many and varied, and the condition often seem to mimic other diseases. This gives rise to difficulty in diagnosis and the condition can be overlooked, sometime for years, unless the GP or consultant is alert to the possibility of LUPUS.

Symptoms can include: extreme fatigue, eye problems, joint/muscle pain, depression, miscarriage, hair loss, anaemia, facial and other rashes as well as the possible involvement of kidneys, heart, lungs or brain. There is NO CURE and patients are likely to remain under medical care with continuing medication. Lupus can adversely affect the lives of patients, their families, collegues and friends.

SLE - SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS - HARD TO SAY, HARDER TO LIVE WITH

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It's also the most efficient way to sponsor us: LUPUS UK gets your money faster and, if you're a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor us now and help raise money for the West Midlands LUPUS Group!

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