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The Childrens Arthritis Trust (formerly the James Herson Memorial Fund) was started with funds donated in memory of a special boy. His family were passionate about raising awareness about arthritis in children, and the charity has flourished ever since. They have a very specific ethos; they are a very small charity and they aim to keep costs low, ensuring supporters’ donations go directly to children who need it. It achieves this with the help of fundraising friends and family; and thanks to the generosity of its volunteers who give both their time and money. This ethos remains at the forefront of CAT’s work, enabling it to offer crucial support to those that need it the most.
CAT relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and through the generosity of their supporters they are able to help hundreds of families a year.
Their aim is to promote research into the causes and treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis; and to provide funds to Childrens Hospitals to employ specialist support not otherwise provided by the NHS, in order to improve care of young arthritis sufferers.
Please find out more here: http://childrensarthritistrust.org.uk/