14 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 8 supporters
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Joe Straw

Joe's Five@25

5 Challenges in 2018 for British Thyroid Foundation because I’m supporting children with thyroid disease

14 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 8 supporters

British Thyroid Foundation

We support people with thyroid disorders to improve care and awareness in the UK

Charity Registration No. 1006391


25 Years ago, I was born and in this same year, the British Thyroid Foundation were established to support those affected by thyroid diseases. It also just so happens that I was born with Congenital Hypothyroidism, this means that I do not have a Thyroid gland. 

I have lived my life whole life with this condition and life hasn't always been easy, I had an awesome childhood and developed well until I reached the age of 15 when I experienced 4 years of ignored illness.

In 2017 I became a trustee of the British Thyroid Foundation and it is my aim to raise as much awareness as possible around childhood thyroid disorders and the real dangers that they pose when things go wrong.  

In this our 25th Anniversary, I am in a thankful to say that I am able to give back some of the help I received, I will be attempting the Five@25 challenge. These will be spread along 2018, including;

- Bungee Jump - Saturday May 19th 2018

- Skydive - Saturday June 2nd 2018

- Yorkshire 3 Peaks - Saturday 23rd June 2018

- Triathlon - Sunday 15th July 2018

- Half Marathon * Dore to Mam Tor - Saturday 8th September 2018

The money raised through sponsorship will help fund the British Thyroid Foundation Children’s project. This helps all children affected by thyroid disease from across the UK have access to resources to control their condition though evidence based medical support. 

You may be right in thinking I’m crazy for doing this, however, I hope that through these I can encourage all children with thyroid disease or any chronic illness. I also intend to raise as much awareness of thyroid disease as possible as it is still a somewhat unknown area. Please do sponsor me in this effort and support me as I do this with every child with thyroid disease at the forefront of my mind. I hugely appreciate your support and I know that the children and parents that I work with will appreciate it even more,

Thank you for reading my profile and please spread the word, I will keep you updated!

God bless, 

Joe :)

Phil 4:1


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